Hyperallergic reports on Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon. The exhibition, a solo show of Walker‘s work, shares a wide breadth of her pieces. Through silkscreen prints, laser-cut steel, and video, the artist confronts racism and oppression, forcing the viewer to reflect on a dark history that Americans today “conveniently forget.”
The article explains, “Walker’s work serves to both shock and flatten the violent acts toward African-American people, so much so that by the end one is just waiting for another portrayal of lynching or sexualized violence. Of course, Walker does this in order to discuss exactly that — the way that African-American people were treated as non-humans at this time in American history.”
The exhibit is on view through April 6th. Read the full article.