Join poet Kevin Young for a reading of his own work and a discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love. Although Walker is known best for her visually arresting silhouettes, her use of language in her artwork is just as striking and conceptually integrated. As Young says in the exhibition catalogue, the artist’s writing serves to both connect and contrast elements in her work, such as history, race, and form. The editor of several anthologies, Young is the author of five poetry collections, including the recent For the Confederate Dead. Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.
This lecture will be webcast live and archived on the Walker Channel (channel.walkerart.org).