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In a room hung with blue and purple crushed velvet curtains, an actor, Matthew Korahais, plays an electric organ with one hand and gestures to a half-open coffin shaped like a Hostess Ho Ho. It's a coffin for kids who die young from tasty, nasty things—he sings this in rhymes, his face semi-sad. He's hilarious. Korahais' little scene is a comic interlude in Doomocracy, a house of real-life horrors created by artist Pedro Reyes, directed by Meghan Finn, and written...
Though Creative Time is based in the East Village and has commissioned impressive public arts projects all over the world, the nonprofit arts organization has been at the helm of some seriously influential exhibitions in Brooklyn including Kara Walker’s massive sugar sphinx installation, "A Subtlety," which marked the end of an era in Brooklyn—namely, the Domino Sugar Factory as an abandoned relic of Williamsburg’s manufacturing and industrial past. In what’s become a sleek, sugar-coated...
The scent alone is enough to stop you in your tracks, the way the strong, sweet smell of molasses permeates the air around the old Domino Sugar Refinery instantly overwhelms anyone passing by with what could be considered the ultimate sugar rush. But it isn't until you wend your way through the at times hours-long line and are confronted with the source of that scent that your senses are truly subsumed.Standing 35-feet-tall, Kara Walker's...
Today marks exactly two weeks since Kara Walker debuted her riveting Domino Sugar Refinery-based exhibit, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby. Since then, Brooklyn and the world outside our borough haven't been able to get enough of the show. Like we said before, it's a must-see. To celebrate these last two weeks, Art21, a PBS-affiliated non-profit organization, has shared an amazing  nine minute video showing the painstaking process Walker endured to create her now-iconic mammy sphinx,...

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