Kara Walker | White Shadows in Blackface


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Among the most celebrated artists of the past three decades – with over 93 solo exhibitions to her name – Kara Walker is known for her provocative, moving, and highly imaginative representations of African Americans and whites reaching back to antebellum times. In Kara Walker: White Shadows in Blackface, curator and art historian Robert Hobbs looks at the five main sources of her art: blackface Americana, Harlequin romances, philosopher Julia Kristeva’s concept of abjection, Stone Mountain’s racist tourist attraction, and the minstrel tradition.

Pages: 174

Publisher: Karma Books