The International Review of African American Art has featured Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power, on view at the David C. Driskell Center at University of Maryland from February 5-May 29. In the article, Jacqueline Trescott explores the complex meanings behind Kara Walker's powerful artworks.
Trescott writes, "On view is a fundamental lesson in how Walker re-imagines something very familiar, pulling apart historical memory and inserting her version of the truth. For many of us, it becomes our painful truth or validates our engrained viewpoints on slavery, sexual identification and racial entanglements. Throughout her work, Walker provides a mirror, one that people might have avoided."
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