INSTAGRAM LIVE CHAT: TRUDY GABA¬
INSTAGRAM LIVE CHAT: TRUDY GABA
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Join Senior Curator Heather Hakimzadeh for a conversation with Trudy Gaba, the Cincinnati Art Museum co-curator for Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick.
About Trudy Gaba
Trudy Gaba joined the Cincinnati Art Museum as curatorial assistant of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities in 2018. She completed her master’s at the University of Edinburgh in 2017, where her research focused on the courtly arts of India. In her current role at the Cincinnati Art Museum, she helps support the department in the acquisition, research, and display of the museum's distinguished collections from South Asia, the Islamic World, the ancient Middle East, and the ancient Mediterranean. She has assisted her department in the coordination of the following exhibitions: Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World (2018), Women Breaking Boundaries (2019–2020), Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick (2021), and most recently Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in the Arts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas (2022).
Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
A leading artist of her generation, Kara Walker (b. 1969) works in a range of mediums, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, film, and the large-scale silhouette cutouts for which she is perhaps most recognized. Her powerful and provocative images employ contradictions to critique the painful legacies of slavery, sexism, violence, imperialism, and other power structures, including those in the history and hierarchies of art and contemporary culture.