Domino Sugar Refinery

Kara Walker. “A Subtlety” (2014).

How many beholders does it take to declare something objectively beautiful? Or not? That is a stumper. The riddle becomes easier to solve if you lower the register and ask how many are needed to declare a thing significant. The answer comes immediately: Not many, just so long as they are equipped to finance the project and generate tactical promotion. In short, those with the assets and affiliations to create both an image and the yardstick by which it is measured. Continue Reading