A Subtlety, a large-scale public project by Kara Walker
On May 10, non-profit arts organization Creative Time (@creativetimenyc) unveiled a large-scale public project made of bleached sugar by artist Kara Walker in the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn.
“At Creative Time, we support artists in realizing their dream projects, projects that take on the big issues of our time and place,” Anne Pasternak (@annepasternak), the artistic director, says. “Kara Walker’s A Subtlety does just that, using the history of sugar as an opportunity to explore race, labor, sexuality, power, gender and so much more.”
Though once the largest sugar refinery in the world, the Domino Sugar Refinery will soon be torn down. “Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery is a place that drips with American history,” Walker says. “The site smells of a deep funk of molasses and time. The sugar warehouse that houses this ‘New World’ sphinx stands as a cathedral to industry, to taste, and to the sugar and slave trade.”
A Subtlety will remain on display at the Domino Sugar Factory through July 6.