Kara Walker in Malaga

Kara Walker, “Installation View” (2008). CAC Malaga.

The Black Road, a new installation by Kara Walker (Season 2), is currently on view at the Malaga Contemporary Art Center. Inspired by early cinematography, magic lanterns, and 18th century French royal court cut-outs, her signature paper silhouettes are on display along with paintings, drawings, and video.

Walker’s work touches upon themes such as apartheid, exploitation, gender issues, social injustice, and slavery. “It is a harsh and conscious critique of the ‘shadows’ of our society and the modern world, forever disguised behind the apparent simplicity and shape of her iconographies.”

The Black Road runs through August 31st.