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Kara Walker, "Barack Obama as Othello 'The Moor' With the Severed Head of Iago in a New and Revised Ending by Kara E. Walker," 2019, Pastel, conté crayon, charcoal on treated paper, 221.9 x 182.9 cm; photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of the artist and Kunstmuseum Basel.
Kara Walker, "'merica 2016," 2018, graphite, sumi ink, gofun and gouache, 56.52 x 76.2 cm; © Kara Walker, courtesy of Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett.
Kara Walker, "The Gross Clinican Presents: Pater Gravidam, 2018; photo by Jonas Hänggi, courtesy of the artist and Kunstmuseum Basel.
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Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

Kara Walker’s “A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be” encompasses over 600 works on paper spanning the last 28 years.

June 5, 2021 - September 26, 2021

The first major exhibition in Switzerland by the artist, Kara Walker’s “A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be” encompasses over 600 works on paper spanning the last 28 years, including a series of new drawings and many that have never before been presented to the public. In her archival works, visitors at Kunstmuseum Basel will find Walker’s exploration of topics like history, gender roles, sexuality, race relations, and violence, which encourage viewers to question the narratives they have been fed. Continuing these interest in her newer works, the artist has focused on contemporary matters like the dialogue arisen from the Black Lives Matter Movement and the legacy of Barack Obama—which takes on a fantastical gaze in works like a depiction of the former President as Othello, holding the head of a certain yellow-haired man.

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St. Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Jun 5 - Sep 26
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Kara Walker’s “A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be” encompasses over 600 works on paper spanning the last 28 years.

Exhibitions

Basel, Basel-Vorstaedte |Exhibitions

Camille Pissarro: The Studio of Modernism

"The Studio of Modernism" is a survey of Camille Pissarro's work, shining a spotlight on his collaborative relationships with his contemporaries.

Andrea Blum: Parallel Lives

Andrea Blum’s exhibition “Parallel Lives” fills the annex in Kunsthaus Baselland with a selection of work looking at our connection to the natural world.

Anna Maria Maiolino

Anna Maria Maiolino’s exhibition “In the sky I am one and many and as a human I am everything and nothing” brings together work from the last half a century.

Francisco Sierra: Lunar Conveniences

"Lunar Conveniences” is an exhibition by the Chilean artist Francisco Sierra featuring a series of new paintings and a sculptural installation.

Beat Zoderer: The Ultimate Sphere

Beat Zoderer's exhibition "The Ultimate Sphere" features a series of sculptural works including a monumental sphere created from an assemblage of wooden boards.

INFORMATION (Today)

Driven by the realization that our lives are shaped by the constant flow of data in the Information Age, “INFORMATION (Today)” is a group exhibition responding to the MoMA’s 1970 exhibition “INFORMATION.”

CLOSE-UP

In Fondation Beyeler’s exhibition “CLOSE-UP,” the institution is sharing the work of nine women artists, who put a focus on the human form through portraits and self-portraits.

Daniela Keiser: Erster Andruck

STAMPA Galerie is presenting an exhibition of new works from the award-winning Swiss artist Daniela Keiser.

Matthew Angelo Harrison: Proto

In Matthew Angelo Harrison’s “Proto,” the artist combines explorations of the personal and ancestral with politics and history.

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