Black People : kara walker - pro or con?

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    I am torn between this:

    Especially when he says this:

    And this:

    But this is the real question:

    The only "difference" is in what political aspect the black artist wishes to portray, and the VENUE in which they expose it.

    As such, a resounding BOO! to Kara Walker's "insensitivity" to the black viewer's pain in pandering the humiliation of our ancestors to white people for profit and glory.
     
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    From her homepage:

    Which translates to "politically," she ain't about the black struggle.

    And if her art is NOT about the black struggle, it is as I wrote:

    :news:
     
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    i have never been a fan of walker.

    it may be called sour grapes as she has gotten all the money form the white people that i will never get.
    it seems to me that most of our black artists who receive the 'genus' title are a bit messed up in the head.
    oh, and they NEVER challenge white power directly if at all.
     
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    Yea, we ALL wanna make the green! But at what price? :10500:

    For me, I would never even conceive of such an "art" piece. Oh, and yea, I looked at the "making" of the colossus - every "technician" who sculpted the piece, i.e., her concept, was white. **sigh**
     
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    as long as we do not control our art, our art will control us.......
     
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    LOL! Lost my thought when speaking of the half dozen or more white men who constructed it for her! :lol:

    The reason I wouldn't conceive of such a piece - in that form - is because we are neither free nor at war with those who debased us as the structure portrays. Which led to the whites at the exhibit making obscene gestures at the structure's vulva (?) and anus, taking pictures of themselves beside it and laughing (unlike, as the professor said, at the World Trade Bldg exhibit). If we were at war, it would be a call for retributive justice. If we were free, it would be a reminder of 1) why we fought for our freedom from the descendants of slavers, and 2) the vigilance we need always have against falling for the old okey-dokey, i.e., freedom ain't free!
     
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    IMO, Walker's target audience was white people, ergo, it was never "our" art to begin with.
     
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    we now have well paid black 'geniuses' to create the 'mammy' images for us/them
     
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    it is our art in that it is done by a sister and depicts a black woman.....
     
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