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KARA WALKER: THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION
April 11, 2020

The exhibition in Berlin presents Walker’s film work National Archives Microfilm M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road (2009), alongside a monumental 2013 installation piece that is a brilliant example of Walker’s silhouetted wall works – entitled THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION.

Image: Installation View, Kara Walker, THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION, 2013, Cut paper and adhesive on wall, approximately 470 x 2000 cm, 185 1/8 x 787 3/8 inches, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2020 Photography Timo Ohler Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Detail, Kara Walker, THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2020 Photography Timo Ohler Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Detail, Kara Walker, THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2020 Photography Timo Ohler Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Kara Walker National Archives Microfilm M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road, 2009 Colour video, audio 13:22 min. Installation view, Kara Walker, ‘THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION', Sprüth Magers, Berlin, March 11 – April 4, 2020 Photography Timo Ohler Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Kara Walker National Archives Microfilm M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road, 2009 Colour video, audio 13:22 min. Installation view, Kara Walker, ‘THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION', Sprüth Magers, Berlin, March 11 – April 4, 2020 Photography Timo Ohler Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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