One of our favorite Brooklyn landmarks is getting a sweet makeover thanks to artist Kara Walker. Domino Sugar Factory, once producing more than half of America’s sugar, has been standing ground in Brooklyn since 1856. It’s doors have been long closed, but it’s waterfront location under the Williamsburg Bridge has lent itself to the ideal backdrop of many creative projects from tourist photos on the East River Ferry to weddings and large scale events. This May, Kara Walker takes over the 90,000 square-foot space and gives us something a bit artsy to look forward to in 2014.
’Marvelous Sugar Baby’, is “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.” With the help of Creative Time, this is the first large scale project for internationally renowned Kara Walker. Her exhibit will respond to both the building and its history, exploring a radical range of subject matter and marking a major departure from her practice to date.
Scheduled to open May 10, 2014