New York City’s Creative Time Presents ‘A Subtlety’ by Kara Walker

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 9.45.50 AMCreative Time is one of the leading forces for the creation of public arts in New York City. Since 1974, Creative Time has presented some of the most innovative, engaging art in the public realm in NYC as well as nationally and internationally. This incredible nonprofit organization has worked with more than 2,000 artists, and has helped to change the way that New Yorkers and visitors from around the world engage with their urban surroundings.

creative time nycEvery year, Creative Time presents a handful of large-scale art projects in NYC that have the power to spark conversations and reach a massive amount of people. The organization has been behind works such as Art on the Plaza, the post-9/11 Tribute in Light, and has also curated projects on the Brooklyn Bridge, in Times Square, and the High Line. The organization’s latest project features the work of Kara Walker, and will take over the inside of a Brooklyn landmark.

Explains the organization, “Creative Time is thrilled to announce that it will present the first large-scale public project by the internationally renowned Kara Walker, one of the most important artists of our era.” Walker, who is known for her room-sized tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes that examine gender-based and racially charged contemporary American issues, will be showcasing “A Subtlety: or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.”

The site-specific installation is described as “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.” “A Subtlety,” located in Brooklyn’s legendary Domino Sugar Factor, will open on May 10th, 2014, and “promises to be an eye-opening experience for both those who are familiar with Walker’s work and those who are new to it.”

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About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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