Hamza Walker on Kara Walker | Talk28 Sep, 18:00 — 19:00
Hamza Walker will discuss the work of artist Kara Walker
Hamza Walker is the director of the non-profit arts space LAXART in Los Angeles and is formerly the Director of Education and Associate Curator of the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society. He was involved in Kara Walker’s first solo show at the Renaissance Society in 1997, as well as the exhibition’s seminal catalogue, which serves as a key reference for her practice. He currently works and lives in Los Angeles.
Kara Walker’s expansive mural, THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION (2013), a new acquisition for the Astrup Fearnley Collection, is currently on display in the main exhibition space as part of Before Tomorrow. Walker, regarded as one of the leading artists in the United States, is known for her tableaux of cut-paper silhouettes and films, which address racism, violence, and sexual violence, and the history of slavery, among other subjects.
This event is part of Before Tomorrow Live – a program of performance, talks, sound, and screenings as an extension of the anniversary exhibition Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years.
Free and open for all.