Kara Walker. Photo by Ari Marcopoulos.
Renowned contemporary artist Kara Walker has inspired a national conversation on some of the many tragedies and transgressions littering American history thanks to her unique and provocative artworks. Walker’s practice, which has included the construction of intricate cut-paper silhouettes and producing a 40-foot- high sphinx made with sugar, has influenced a new generation of artists and thinkers. Her innovative and poetic approach to making art, recognized by the MacArthur Foundation via a “Genius” grant when the artist was just 28, continue to be celebrated. In this special engagement, Walker will discuss her creative process and share the many inspirations for her cut-paper installation in the ICA’s collection galleries. Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, will join the artist. Free admission, first come, first served; tickets available two hours prior to start of program.