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Meet the Artist: Kara Walker

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Recorded: March 13, 2009
Duration: 1:06:47

Kara Walker creates complex visual narratives evoking references to history, literature, media and cultural archeology. Through multiple layers of meaning Kara unapologetically pronounces that history is far more complex and complicated than we have ever imagined. Her work is a challenge to traditional concepts of race and race-based thinking, and to narratives of enslavement and oppression. Her art forces us to question our understandings of power and how it manifests itself within time, space and between people. Always provocative and never dry, Kara's work enlivens current discussions about notions of difference, community and memory.

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