Race, Power and Public Art at the Domino Sugar Factory

June 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

Artist Kara Walker’s 75-foot long sugar sculpture is drawing crowds to the former Domino Sugar Factory on Brooklyn’s Williamsburg waterfront. Commissioned by the public art nonprofit Creative Time, the installation evokes questions about race, power and the history of our dependence on sugar.

Watch the video to see the sculpture, followed by a conversation with the artist herself from the New York Public Library‘s LIVE from the NYPL series. 

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