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January 12, 2008

Kara Walker's Got That Pandemic

Yesterday I went to the Kara Walker exhibit at the Whitney, and found the actor who plays Chris Partlow on "The Wire" there browsing the work. Having those two worlds intersect was so surreal and so perfect, I decided to commemorate by mixing some of Walker's images with The Wire theme song. (Some of the footage came from here.)

I'm still processing the Kara Walker exhibit and what I take from it, how her work and the reaction it generates (and the generational divide therein) can be related to hip-hop.. perhaps to be discussed in a future video. Make sure to catch if you;re in NY though, it ends Feb. 3rd and a youtube vid does no justice to her craft. Have any of y'all seen it already?

Posted by jsmooth995 at January 12, 2008 8:13 PM

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