All About Kara: The Enemy
Posted by Christine R. on July 25, 2008 - 2:56pm
Categories: Within the Walls

"It's interesting that as soon as you start telling the story of racism, you start reliving the story. You keep creating a monster that swallows you. But as long as there's a Darfur, as long as there are people saying 'Hey, you don't belong here' to others, it only seems realistic to continue investigating the terrain of racism." -- Kara Walker

Greetings, avid Modern blog readers! I hope that the next few blog entries Jeralan and I have in store for you from our series of posts entited, All About Kara, will continually inspire you to think, form your own opinions, and share your thoughts with us here at the Modern regarding Kara Walker and her current exhibition.

I know that when I first heard the title of the Kara Walker exhibition, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, even before the exhibitions installation had began, I was wondering who exactly the title of the show was referring to. Who in fact was Kara Walker’s complement, enemy, oppressor, and love?

So tell us... Who do you think Kara Walker’s enemy is?

**For further information on Kara Walker and themes present in her work you can visit the exhibition's companion site offered by the Walker Art Center. It may also be helpful to get you thinking about this weeks All About Kara question!