Hammer Museum

Kara Walker

02 Mar - 08 Jun 2008

Kara Walker, Darkytown Rebellion, 2001
Cut paper and projection on wall. 14 x 37 ft. (4.3 x 11.3 m). Collection Musée. d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg.
Kara Walker
My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love
Mar 2 - Jun 8, 2008

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love is the first comprehensive presentation of this remarkable African American artist’s career. Walker has risen to international prominence for visually stunning works that challenge conventional narratives of American history and the antebellum South. With biting humor, the artist comments on race, slavery and liberation, sexual attraction and exploitation, discrimination, and modernity. The Hammer is the only West Coast venue for the show, which originated at the Walker Art Center and has traveled to the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. It has been curated by Walker Art Center’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director Philippe Vergne. Kara Walker is a particularly meaningful exhibition for the Hammer Museum, as Walker was the first artist to be featured in the now-celebrated Hammer Projects series, which offers solo exhibitions to emerging artists.

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