I was very moved by Kara Walker‘s recent artist statement, as part of the press release for her upcoming show. It’s been causing a bit of a stir in the art world and beyond, for good reason. It feels necessary to recognize that the role we are expected to serve when we check boxes is as exhausting as it is vital.
You can check out the full statement here.
Walker is certainly a voice to be reckoned with, and anyone who had the opportunity to see her installation at the Domino Sugar Factory a few years back will tell you so. But Walker doesn’t want to be wrapped up in celebrity. She is more concerned with the art. And to me, that is a beautiful thing.
Here are two new postcards in celebration of art and love and Kara Walker, celebrity be damned.