|accrochage «Struggle(s)» april - june 2012
Kara Walker, born in 1969 in the USA, lives and works in New York.
Walker is best known for her black cut-paper silhouettes, but she also works with video, paintings and texts. Her oeuvre explores highly charged themes such as power, suppression, sexuality, racial differences and slavery’s painful history. The artist picks up images from history books that she transforms using the silhouette technique.
The combination of historical facts and fantasy creates fascinating and sometimes shocking installations. Walker’s work raises questions about racial prejudices and sexuality that still play a major role in contemporary life.