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Kara Walker

Kara Walker’s is a self-reflexive practice, marked by outrageous articulations of representation

that push the limits of what we can look at and question how we see. Walker pushes the image’s

ability to delight and disturb, enticing the viewer with a kind of beauty while challenging that

same beauty with a history of violence and repression. Through her works, we come to reconsider

how representations of blackness are a reflection of (art) history-a fabrication informed by

fantasy, fascination, nihilism, narcissicism, and pathology.