The Un-Private Collection: Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.
$12 - Sold out
The Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills
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On October 11, provocative artist Kara Walker was in conversation with Ava DuVernay, filmmaker and winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award. Two of the most celebrated artists working today, both use narratives drawn from real life experiences to tell important stories from the perspective of African-American women. The recent success of Kara Walker's Sugar Baby installation at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn and Ava DuVernay's much anticipated film Selma are bringing difficult yet vital American histories to a wide-ranging public. This dialogue was an opportunity to hear about Kara Walker's process and their shared insights into their art making across the disciplines of visual art and filmmaking.

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