Monday, 7 July 2014
Goodbye to independence day
The brilliant Kara Walker exhibit at the abandoned Domino Sugar Factory on the Brooklyn waterfront closed yesterday, and I’m a bit sorry I didn’t go back to see it a second time over the July 4 weekend. The main holiday celebrating liberty and freedom is certainly a great occasion to be reminded of our slave history.
The cavernous space, which once thrived on the labors of millions of doomed slaves in the Caribbean and Brazil (where the death rate among laborers was so appalling that slaves preferred the tender mercies of U.S. plantation life), is now empty except for a few rusty pieces of equipment.
Posted by Tim Frasca at 04:52