I’m ashamed to say, The International Print Center New York, or IPCNY always gets tangled up in my brain with ICP– as in, yes, the Insane Clown Posse. But one thing you’re definitely not gonna find at IPCNY right now are white people dressed up like murderous clown folk who have yet to grasp some of the most basic, life-on-Earth concepts such as “stuff falls when you let go of it” and “some metal things stick together.” Instead, you’ll find a historically-minded, mind-mining show dedicated to a critical exploration of black identity in America from 1912 to the present by way of pulp.
Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? Count yourself lucky. Being stuck in the city is way better than being stuck in traffic, or — worse yet — in a Hamptons club, waiting for your friend to stop talking to that bro in the pink shirt so she can give you a ride back to the timeshare. Here’s over a dozen things you can do this weekend, starting with the next best thing to a cat cafe. Have a groovy weekend — we’ll be back here Tuesday.
For 22 years, Kara Walker’s work has probed the ugly issues of race, colonialism and power. But she’s never done something quite like A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby: a monumental, sugar-coated sculpture of a naked African-American woman, crouching forward sphinx-like in a former Domino Sugar warehouse, her labia peeking out between her toes.
Tomorrow, Kara Walker’s monumental installation in the Domino Sugar Factory, “A Subtlety” (or “The Marvelous Sugar Baby”) will be unveiled to the general public at the Domino Sugar Factory (sorry, you missed Creative Time’s preview dinner with folks like Chuck Close and Jenna Lyons of J. Crew, who played Hannah’s boss at GQ in Girls).