Selected works from the exhibition | MoMA

Selected works from the exhibition

Kara Walker, Christ’s Entry Into Journalism. 2017. Ink and pencil on paper, cut-and-pasted on painted paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Agnes Gund, the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Carol and Morton Rapp, Marnie Pillsbury, the Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates, and Committee on Drawings and Prints Fund. © 2018 Kara Walker

Kara Walker, Christ’s Entry Into Journalism

Kara Walker, Christ’s Entry Into Journalism. 2017. Ink and pencil on paper, cut-and-pasted on painted paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Agnes Gund, the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Carol and Morton Rapp, Marnie Pillsbury, the Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates, and Committee on Drawings and Prints Fund. © 2018 Kara Walker

A monumental collage, this work is made up of a series of vignettes that refer to the history of art (its title is a play on the title of a painting by James Ensor), the horrors of the past, and the injustices of the present. Its rich narrative tapestry features figures and incidents from history and from recent news stories that involve racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination and inequality.

Kara Walker, Christ’s Entry Into Journalism. 2017. Ink and pencil on paper, cut-and-pasted on painted paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Agnes Gund, the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Carol and Morton Rapp, Marnie Pillsbury, the Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates, and Committee on Drawings and Prints Fund. © 2018 Kara Walker
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