"…her work will remain a challenge to the once narrow field of American art history as a new generation of scholars struggles to incorporate increasingly complicated issues in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and class. 
Many postmodernists will find her work provocative as they move beyond what Gilles Deleuze once identified as ‘the indignity of speaking for others,’ and into a new millennium in which we are all de-centered subjects.  When we become fully conscious of our own individually racinated, classed, sexualized, and gendered states as being equally complex, the right to interpretation will no longer be a privileged tool of representation.  Finally, all interested parties might concern themselves with a further explication of the discourse of the unspeakable in Walker’s work, for it will continue to be a fertile area of research as long as there is so much that remains seen, yet unspoken.” ~ Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker
Kara Walker at a MoMA installation of her work.

"…her work will remain a challenge to the once narrow field of American art history as a new generation of scholars struggles to incorporate increasingly complicated issues in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and class. 

Many postmodernists will find her work provocative as they move beyond what Gilles Deleuze once identified as ‘the indignity of speaking for others,’ and into a new millennium in which we are all de-centered subjects.  When we become fully conscious of our own individually racinated, classed, sexualized, and gendered states as being equally complex, the right to interpretation will no longer be a privileged tool of representation.  Finally, all interested parties might concern themselves with a further explication of the discourse of the unspeakable in Walker’s work, for it will continue to be a fertile area of research as long as there is so much that remains seen, yet unspoken.” ~ Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker

Kara Walker at a MoMA installation of her work.

  1. zen-beauty reblogged this from artofthehive and added:
    My world stopped the first time i saw a work by Kara Walker. I mean my whole world stopped. I stopped. Her work...
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    my girl…
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    Yes I luv her…
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    It’s funny I never liked her work but I admit it is some of the most powerful images I’ve ever seen
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    Kara walker!!!! Her work will make you feel some things. I’ll never forget walking spelman’s museum of fine art,...
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    Why am I just now finding out who she is?
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    Writing a paper on her work… don’t understand why critics believed she wasn’t an artist.
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