Category: Subtlety Series

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    Jean-Euphèle Milcé:
    To Drink My Sweet Body

    May 9, 2014 - 

    Poet and novelist Jean-Euphèle Milcé evokes the harrowing condition of cultivating sugar from the perspective of a Haitian plantation worker, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Shailja Patel: Unpour

    May 8, 2014 - 

    Writer and performer Shailja Patel dissects the ethical and racialized implications of refining sugar, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Ricardo Cortés: The Act of Whitening

    May 7, 2014 - 

    Writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés presents a series of drawings referencing sugar, the slave labor central to its historic manufacture and the blue delft iconography of its early distributors.  More
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    Tracy K. Smith: Photo of Sugar Cane Plantation Workers, Jamaica, 1891

    May 6, 2014 - 

    Poet Tracy K. Smith responds to a historic photograph of Jamaican sugar plantation workers, on the occasion of Kara Walker’s A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory.  More
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    Edwidge Danticat: The Price of Sugar

    May 5, 2014 - 

    To accompany artist Kara Walker’s first large-scale public project, A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory from May 10 to July 6, novelist Edwidge Danticat explores labor conditions on contemporary sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.

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