Kara Walker's “A Subtlety” at the Domino Sugar Factory is the talk of the town. Here, she discusses the “flickering paradoxes” of the sugar industry with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad in a conversation full of wit, humor, and brilliance.
"In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is ‘cleaned up’ through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.
Hipsters want rubble with guarantee of renewal. They want to move into a memory they have already made."