People are getting introspective about questions raised by Kara Walker’s work in the exhibition Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love. This is the third installment of reponses written or drawn on postcards created by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council. We asked people to think about one of three prompts:
What are you suppressing?
What does power look like?
Retell a history
When the project was first concieved, we thought it likely that people would respond visually, since Kara Walker’s most immediately arresting pieces are her visually stunning silhouettes. Interestingly enough, though, almost everyone has chosen to respond in writing, perhaps highlighting the fact that it is in Kara Walker’s text (incorporated throughout her work and on the gallery walls) that her most direct message truly lies.
Below are more postcard responses: