Join us as distinguished artist Carrie Mae Weems presents an engaging lecture on her extensive body of work, which includes photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video. Described by The New York Times as “… a superb image maker and a moral force, focused and irrepressible….” Weems investigates violence, family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power through her art.
This program addresses challenging issues and contains graphic images. Participant and parental discretion is advised.
Carrie Mae Weems will also join us on Saturday, March 23 for a special Performance.
About Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems was born in Portland, Oregon (1953) and currently lives and works in upstate New York. Through image and text, film, video, photography design, installation, and performance, along with her many convenings with individuals across a multitude of disciplines, she has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past. Weems has received a multitude of awards, grants, and fellowships including a MacArthur “Genius” grant; an International Medal of Arts from the US Department of State; the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome; the National Endowment of the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others. Major solo exhibitions of Carrie’s work include Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2014) and Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Videoat the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, which also traveled to: Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University; Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2013 – 2014. She is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London, England; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Photo © Jerry Klineberg