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TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Visual Artist, Kara Walker, to Lecture at Atlanta Cyclorama
Noted Visual Artist hosts Art of War Discussion and Q&A with Atlanta's Ongoing Civil War Series. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.
The Art of War is one of the many dialogues scheduled for the on-going Civil War Summer series, “The American Civil War- One-Hundred-
Walker, best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes, her work explores race, gender, sexuality, and violence. Her mural “Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart” features black cut-out silhouettes of caricatures of antebellum figures arranged on a white wall in uncanny, sexual, and violent scenarios. In reviving the eighteenth-century cut-paper silhouette to critique historical narratives of slavery and the ongoing perpetuation of ethnic stereotypes, Walker has transformed the craft into a new type of epic history painting.
Walker was most recently featured in the July 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine highlighting her series Works from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Other of Walker's exhibitions have been shown at The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, The Renaissance Society in Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Walker has also been shown internationally and featured on PBS. Her work graces the cover of musician Arto Lindsay's recording, Salt (2004).