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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video but is best known for her work in the field of photography.

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BLACK HISTORY fact: Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video but is best known for her work in the field of photography. Her award-winning photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, gender relations, politics, and personal identity. She has said, "Let me say that my primary concern in art, as in politics, is with the status and place of Afro-Americans in our country." More recently however, she expressed that “Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion . . . is the real point Weems was born in Portland, Oregon in 1953, the second of seven children to Myrlie and Carrie Weems. At the age of 16 she gave birth to her first and only child, a daughter named Faith C. Weems. Later that year she moved out of ...
Carrie Mae Weems - looking closely at people and situations 3 decades of photography & video
Carrie Mae Weems 1st African-American woman to have a retrospective @ the Guggenheim.
The Museum hosts a major survey of the provocative photographer Carrie Mae Weems:
Bouquet of roses addressed to Carrie Mae Weems 🌹 @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Carrie Mae Weems is the first Black Woman to have a solo show at the Guggenheim museum. The opening…
Warming up at the fabulous Carrie Mae Weems opening! @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, new york
Carrie Mae Weems "Slow Fade to Black" is at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through May 14. A photographic...
“Of course, I’m thrilled. I’m the first African-American woman to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim." The New Yorker interviews Carrie Mae Weems on her exhibition at the Guggenheim opening Friday: (Woman Playing Solitaire),” from the “Kitchen Table Series” (1990), by Carrie Mae Weems
ATLANTA (AP) — Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursday that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event. The show will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Feb. 8. The special will air Feb. 24. BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more. Halle Berry and Chaka Khan were among the honorees at last year's BET Honors. Actor and comedian Wayne Brady will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.
Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice.
Carrie Mae Weems- whose solo exhibition just closed at Rhona Hoffman Gallery- one of the 7 Artists to Watch!
Photoset: eaedwards: Carrie Mae Weems.  Although I am obsessed with all of Weems’ work, there is a special...
Weekly Roundup: Hiroshi Sugimoto has his first retrospective in Korea, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems are ...
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promised gift to The Art Institute of Chicago � Carrie Mae Weems.
Except for Carrie Mae Weems, all the shows outside NYC seem way more interesting. Something to chew on NYC museums:
I heard about the Carrie Mae Weems exhibit too. Yea, definitely count me in!
I wanna go around the 24th for the Carrie Mae Weems exhibition. Kind of a birthday outing. Would you go again?
Let's go to the Guggenheim for the Carrie Mae Weems opening on Jan. 24th (day after my bornday)
See the Carrie Mae Weems show before it closes on Sunday! As a bonus you can see me here today from11-2
The Cantor's retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography & Video closes on Sun--check it out:
How i have lived this long and not known about Carrie Mae Weems is beyond me!
Stanford, Calif.�?�The first major museum retrospective devoted to contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems?widely acclaimed as one of today?s most eloquent and respected interpreters of the African American experience?opens
Hello, thank you for spreading the word but Carrie Mae Weems' exhibition opens January 30.
All set to see Carrie Mae Weems and Laure Provoust "10 Must-See Shows:
This year Prospect.3 in New Orleans will include the work of Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of the McArthur Genius Grant
You can see the Carrie Mae Weems at The Cantor until Jan. 5 th.
THE FASHION IN THE NEW ISSUE of Elle magazine is eclipsed by coverage of women making a name for themselves in the art world. Carrie Mae Weems, Julie Mehretu and Mickalene Thomas—three bonafide art...
Saw the Carrie Mae Weems exhibit at Stanford yesterday with Jean Sirius and Sarah Carroll. It closes on January 4, is free and boggles the mind and emotions. Go if you can. . .
Wanted: Rideshare for two for the Carrie Mae Weems retrospective in Stanford.
Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer and video installation artist examining the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. Her intimate depictions of children, adults, and families in simple settings document and interpret the ongoing and c...
Works by Carrie Mae Weems and V.S. Gaitonde soon in NAU NUA
Checking out the Carrie Mae Weems 30 Years of Photography & Video docent tour!
In "Slow Fade to Black," Carrie Mae Weems uses photography and video to tell - or in some cases retell - haunting and elliptical stories about women, African-Americans, and other...
... York City. Carrie Mae Weems at Portland Art Museum. The Museum's three-decade retrospective of Weems' video and photography was something of a homecoming for the artist, who was born in Portland in 1953. Spanning 20 bodies of work, the exhibition ...
Coming soon to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: A retrospective by MacArthur Award-winning artist Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems sits down with Corbis to discuss her illustrious career during the 2013 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.
Episode Filmed in her Syracuse studio, artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses the impetus for her work "The Kitchen Table Series" (1990), a...
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses her art, including the work featured in the exhibition Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection,...
I am still so pleased that Carrie Mae Weems permitted me to use one of her wonderful images for my second volume, Femme du Monde.
Did you see this Carrie Mae Weems piece in the Weekly?
Carrie Mae Weems' exhibition opens at the Cantor Center at Stanford next Wednesday, October 16th
Museum News - Congrats to Carrie Mae Weems, selected as one of the 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellows:
Did I mention how much I love the Cleveland Museum of Art. check out the Minimalist Exhibit and Carrie Mae Weems - last few weeks.
Listening to the great Carrie Mae Weems (@ The Cleveland Museum of Art - w/ 2 others)
Celebrate with the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership honorees Carrie Mae Weems, Antoine Fuqua & Tananarive...
*UPDATED* participating again in the the Aaron Swartz's I'm sharing my final paper on Carrie Mae Weems!
Really looking forward to attending the Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems talk at Brooklyn Museum with my Jersey family this eve - I remember seeing Weems work in Essence Magazine and African American art books when I was younger and believing they were real! Again, kudos to Black women artists who tell our universal stories through the trajectory of Black womens bodies and socio cultural realities! Excited!
This year our judge is Anne Lyden. Anne Lyden is an Associate Curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. She is one of seven curators in the Museum’s renowned Department of Photographs, which was established in 1984 and has a collection of approximately 100,000 objects emphasizing the first 150 years of the medium. A native of Scotland, Ms. Lyden received her Master of Arts degree in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and her Master of Arts in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England. Since joining the Getty in 1996, she has curated numerous exhibitions drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, including the work of Hill and Adamson, Frederick H. Evans, and Paul Strand, and most recently contemporary photographs by Eileen Cowin, Simryn Gill, and Carrie Mae Weems. She is currently working on an exhibition and publication, “A Royal Passion: Photography and Queen Victoria,” scheduled for February 2014. She is the author of several books including, Railroad .. ...
twerked w/ Iranian dignitaries, Carrie Mae Weems, Nick Cave and his sculptures/dancers, Marina Abramovic, Dept of State folx...
Welcome to the official website of artist Carrie Mae Weems
Art Practice mentor Carrie Mae Weems is profiled in the New York Times.
A New Nashville! The new Carrie Mae Weems retrospective gets national attention marks a turning point for the Frist
This is on my mind. Carrie Mae Weems is for extremely real. I think that i would be hard pressed to name an artist more passionate than she - not just for her work but for making an above an beyond effort to make sure that the world where we live also works. I am going to try to figure out how to sponsor one of these kids. Ya know. If it is possible for you to do so. Do it. And let me know so that I can let carrie know that you did. this was her note, sent to probably not enough people to raise enough money. (you ever read me asking for anything? No. So here it is. Time number one. Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers; Today I write hoping to appeal to your generosity. Please read the below, and do let me know if you can assist us in any way. I know that you are often asked to contribute to various organizational efforts, but this is a special one; the program starts in two weeks, and I sincerely hope you can assist in this effort. Like many of you, I'm deeply troubled by the ongoing violence and the lack o ...
- Carrie Mae Weems, World Premiere w Geri Allen, Imani Uzuri, Alicia Moran, Eisa Davis, Esperanz Spaulding, Patrice Rushen, all kinda sistren up in this. New York in the Springtime. Prospect Park, BK. Now.
Carrie Mae Weems features in Thursday edition of New York Daily News and Friday edition of the New York Times.
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