Sugar politics: Kara Walker’s “Marvelous Sugar Baby”
Don’t miss the Kara Walker installation at the old, molasses-stained, about-to-be-demolished Domino sugar refinery in Brooklyn, practically under the Williamsburg bridge.
the colossal sphinx is plastered with 35 tons of sugar, much of it on the floor by this time.
What is this about?
The sign says:
At the behest of Creative Time Kara E. Walker has confected:
or the Marvelous Sugar Baby
An Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant
The installation is open Friday to Sunday, free. Details here.
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