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Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 18   

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HEART–Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Fall 2021

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Spring 2022

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Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

Edited with text by Anita Haldemann. Foreword by Kara Walker. Text by Maurice Berger, Aria Dean.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be.'

An enormous clothbound panorama of Kara Walker’s works on paper—all reproduced for the first time

This gorgeous 600-page volume provides an exciting opportunity to delve into the creative process of Kara Walker, one of the most celebrated artists working in the United States today. Primarily recognized for her monumental installations, Walker also works with ink, graphite and collage to create pieces that demonstrate her continued engagement with her own identity as an artist, an African American, a woman and a mother.

More than 700 works on paper created between 1992 and 2020—which are reproduced in print for the first time from the artist’s own strictly guarded private archive—are collected in this volume, thus capturing Walker’s career with an unprecedented level of intimacy. Since the early 1990s, the foundation of her artistic production has been drawing and working on paper in various ways.

Walker’s completed large-format pieces are presented among typewritten notes on index cards and dream journal entries; sketches and studies for pieces appear alongside collages. The result is a volume that allows readers to become eyewitnesses to the genesis of Walker’s art and the transformative power of the figures and narratives she has created over the course of her career.
Now based in New York, Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California, in 1969. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994; soon afterwards, Walker rose to prominence for her large, provocative silhouettes installed directly onto the walls of exhibition spaces. Walker’s work confronts history, race relations and sexuality in a decidedly non-conciliatory manner, urging the public to reconsider established narratives surrounding the experiences of African Americans in particular.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Vanity Fair

Danielle Walsh

This stunning 600-page, cloth-bound volume is an incredible look into Kara Walker’s works on paper. Though Walker is perhaps most celebrated for her large-scale installations, this is an in-depth, refreshing turn to more than 700 of her works on paper dating from 1992 to 2020, exploring not only her political engagement but also her continued examination of her own identity as a Black woman and mother.

S Magazine

David Saric

A large-scale panorama of Kara Walker’s works on paper are published for the first time in the artist’s career. Throughout the clothbound book’s 600 pages, the reader is given insight into Walker’s creative process and her engagement with being a mother, a woman, and an African American.

Guardian

Kathryn Hughes

Kara Walker’s A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be is not for the faint-hearted. The artist is known for work that incorporates highly racialised and sexualised imagery as a way of exploring her own African American identity, and the integrity of a liberal-left art establishment that has long been fascinated, perhaps titillated, by her refusal to tone things down. These pages comprise a comprehensive archive of Walker’s works on paper – not just finished drawings, but preliminary sketches for the monumental works and sculptures that have made her one of the US’s most lauded yet contentious artists [...] The sentiment might be scrappy, but the works themselves are often beautiful, incorporating a range of high art references from Goya to Hogarth.

Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

STATUS: Forthcoming | 3/9/2021

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Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

KARA WALKER: A BLACK HOLE IS EVERYTHING A STAR LONGS TO BE

Edited with text by Anita Haldemann. Foreword by Kara Walker. Text by Maurice Berger, Aria Dean.

JRP|EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783037645574
USD $65.00
| CAN $91

Pub Date: 3/9/2021
Forthcoming


Kara Walker: Figa

KARA WALKER: FIGA

Edited by Karen Marta. Preface by Dakis Joannou. Introduction and text by Kara Walker.

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9786185039325
USD $35.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
Active | In stock


Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati

KARA WALKER: DUST JACKETS FOR THE NIGGERATI

Text by Hilton Als, James Hannaham, Christopher Stackhouse, Kevin Young.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9780982681367
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | Out of stock



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