Artist Kara Walker is well known for her panoramic friezes of cut-paper silhouettes, usually involving black figures against a white wall, that address the history of American slavery and racism through violent and unsettling imagery. For the Otis College of Art and Design Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series, Walker will speak about her practice and how art can address the ongoing legacy of slavery in contemporary American life. This lecture coincides with CAAM’s presentation of the exhibition California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865. In conversation with Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
Presented in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design in celebration of its centennial. The program and series is funded through a generous gift from Mandy and Cliff Einstein.