The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18)
From the set of twenty-six screenprints The Emancipation Approximation, 1999-2000
Kara Walker, American, born 1969. Printed by Jean Yves Noblet, New York. Published by Jenkins Sikkema Editions, New York.
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Kara Walker's bold installations of wall-sized black-and-white silhouettes address the complexity of interracial relationships during the Civil War era and present her perceptions of a continuing legacy of exploitation. The image in this print was adapted from a vast narrative cycle titled The Emancipation Approximation that was installed in the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1999.