A Subtlety or ...
... the Marvelous Sugar Baby
an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant
May 10 – July 6, 2014
Former Domino Sugar Factory, Brooklyn NY
Organized and Administered by Creative Time
Curated by Nato Thompson
Site Manager: Arden Sherman
In late spring of 2014, Creative Time presented the first large-scale public project by Kara Walker, one of the most important artists of our era. Sited in the sprawling industrial relics of Brooklyn’s legendary Domino Sugar Factory, Walker’s physically and conceptually expansive installation—a massive, sugar-coated sphinx-like woman—responded to the building and its history. As Site Manager, I was in-charge of the audience experience: on-site maintenance, docent engagement, public safety, education and conceptualization of the artwork. I managed the exhibition experience on a holistic level from entrance to exit and maintained the site for approximately 10K daily visitors.