Creative Time Presents: Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety”

By Creative Time

A Subtlety (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.

A Subtlety (processional figure) (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

A Subtlety (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

Creative Time Presents Kara Walker's “A Subtlety” (2014) by Creative TimeCreative Time

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Watch Kara Walker, Creative Time staff, and the production team make “A Subtlety” in the Domino Sugar Factory. Don't miss the next big Brooklyn art exhibition on race, place, and history.

"“The Domino Sugar Factory is doing a large part of the work. [I wanted] to make a piece that would complement it, echo it, and hopefully contain these assorted meanings about imperialism, about slavery, about the slave trade that traded sugar for bodies and bodies for sugar.”"
Artist Kara Walker

Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Walker produced dozens of studies in the months leading up to her installation. See the rest: http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/inspiration/

Process & Inspiration: Study, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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A Subtlety, in progress, Kara Walker, 2014, From the collection of: Creative Time
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Study for A Subtlety (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

Process & Inspiration: Study (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

A Subtlety, in progress (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time



Working full time for two months, a team of sculptors and candy specialists helped turn 330 styrofoam blocks and 40 tons of sugar into Walker's incredible installation.

Kara Walker at work (2014)Creative Time

A Subtlety, in progress (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

Kara Walker at work (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

A Subtlety, in progress (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

A Subtlety, in progress (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

Kara Walker's “A Subtlety” (2014) by Kara WalkerCreative Time

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Artist—Kara Walker




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