Poster, press release, essay and list of works from Kara Walker Exhibition 'From Black & White to Living Color' at Sprüth Magers Gallery, London 4th October - 21st December 2019
Essay by Curator Hilton Als
Poster size: 59 x 44cm (Folded to 22 x 15cm) Essay size: 21 x 30cm pp. 5
Press release size: 21 x 30cm pp. 2
List of works size: 21 x 30cm: pp. 12
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are honoured to present the first retrospective of Kara Walker’s video works at Sprüth Magers London. Film has long played a crucial role in Kara Walker’s groundbreaking artistic practice. Eight of Walker’s films highlight her diverse approach to filmmaking, signature use of silhouettes, and insightful handling of space, sound and time to expose profound and enduring historical traumas and narratives. The exhibition will also include an array of artefacts that shed light on Walker’s process as she conceives of and composes her films. Shot lists, handwritten notes, cut-and-pasted lines of text, sketches and puppets are interspersed with the artist’s moving images, deepening our understanding of her films and her expansive practice of unforgettable work across mediums.