It looks like I won't have time to check out the Contemporary Caribbean Art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, which is really too bad. But I got to see a fantastic Kara Walker series that I've never seen before at MoMA today. I'll take what I can get.
From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). 2005. One from a portfolio of fifteen lithograph and screenprints, composition
Walker is a historical revisionist artist akin to a Willie Cole or a Bettye Saar. Her pop-up books depicting jarringly crude slavery relics are exceptional, but I love the playfulness of this set of lithographs in particular. Walker's trademark black profile cutouts become the focal point of pages taken from Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War. Rewritten, with Walker's stamp of approval it seems.
The entire exhibit, Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present, is worth a look. Conceptually the images are all linked through their attempts to rethink accepted historical accounts. It's up till November 5.