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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems

Reflections for Now

Carrie Mae Weems
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Weems' writings, lectures and conversations, published here for the first time, "beautify the mess of a messy world"

Widely considered to be one of the most influential living American artists, New York-based photographer and multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems (born 1953) has developed a practice celebrated for her exploration of cultural identity, power dynamics, intimacy and social justice through a body of work that challenges prevailing representations of race, gender and class. Defined by the use of photography, installation, film and performance, her remarkably diverse and radical oeuvre questions dominant ideologies and historical narratives disseminated within mass media. Published in the context of her solo exhibitions at Barbican Art Gallery London and Kunstmuseum Basel, this book brings together a selection of Weems' own writings, lectures and conversations for the first time, providing her personal insights into themes such as the consequences of power, artistic appropriation and history-making.


Dawoud Bey's work is held by major collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to the MacArthur fellowship, Bey's honors include the United States Artists Guthman Fellowship, 2015; the Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, 2002; and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1991. He is Professor of Art and a former Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College Chicago. 

Hans Ulrich Obrist is artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the curator of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show "World Soup" (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than 300 shows.

  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz
  • Publish Date: October 31, 2023
  • Pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 6.3 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9783775755559
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