I absolutely understand the sentiment of this writer regarding this controversial and provocative piece by Kara Walker. I’m very familiar with, and a fan of Kara Walker. I appreciate the work that makes me feel uncomfortable and puts me in a place where I feel the weight of subjugation and the burden of racism. It is confrontational. I haven’t gone to see this yet, but I do plan on viewing this.
Yesterday I went to the organized event “We Are Here” at the Kara Walker Exhibit in Brooklyn. The exhibit is placed in the condemned Domino Sugar Factory. The “We Are Here” event was in response to the numerous social media posts disrespecting the art and making the space negative for people of color. So yesterday hundreds of us came through to start dialogue and balance the space back to respect.
The following is my reactions and thoughts.
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