Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love Exhibition

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love

Photo: Installation view of Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 11, 2007-February 3, 2008). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins Photo Link

The exhibition, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love features works ranging from her signature black cut-paper silhouettes to film animations to more than 100 works on paper. Set in the American South before the Civil War, Walker’s compositions play off stereotypes to portray—often grotesquely—life on the plantation, where masters, mistresses, slave men, women, and children enact a subverted version of the past in an attempt to reconfigure their status and representation.  After its presentation at the Walker, the exhibition traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (October 11, 2007-February 3, 2008), and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (February 17-May 11, 2008).

The Walker Art Center received funding in support for the first full-scale American museum survey of the work of artist Kara Walker, on view February 17 to May 13, 2007.

Walker Art Center, MN


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