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June 28: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas

June 28: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas

Typically reserved for one screen-based work at a time, the BMA's next Black Box installation brings together separate works by Kara Walker and Hank Willis Thomas, two artists who, over the course of their careers and in multiple disciplines, have been interrogating what it's like and what it means to be black in America. This work can (and probably should) be hard to swallow; in a recent profile of Walker for New York Magazine, Doreen St. Félix wrote: "Out of the appalling details of slavery-era subjugation—the contour of a disembodied male arm emerging from a girl-child’s skirt, a master’s penis approaching the slack maw of a slave-woman—Walker makes commanding work that...

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