Creative Time

About the Project

 

In late spring of 2014, Creative Time presented the first large-scale public project by Kara Walker, one of the most important artists of our era. Sited in the sprawling industrial relics of Brooklyn’s legendary Domino Sugar Factory, Walker’s physically and conceptually expansive installation—a massive, sugar-coated sphinx-turned-mammy—responded to the building and its history.

 

As is her custom, the artist gave this work a title that is at once poetic and descriptive:

 

At the behest of Creative Time Kara E. Walker has confected:

Kara Walker - A Subtlety

or the Marvelous Sugar Baby
an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant

 

 

 

 

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Commemorating Kara Walker’s historic project, Creative Time Reports features poetry, prose and illustrations related to the exhibition’s central themes, from five innovative and internationally renowned writers and artists.