Carrie Mae Weems @ The Guggenheim

“I emerged in that incredible moment in the 1980s when all kinds of social questions about subjectivity and objectivity, about who was making, who was looking” were being asked, Ms. Weems said in a recent interview at the Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea, which represents her work. She, along with fellow African-American artists like Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson and Gary Simmons, began to receive more recognition than black artists had previously seen. “There was a real shift,” she said. ~Carrie Mae Weems in the New York Times by Hilarie Sheets

I know her show will not take place until next year, but I am so excited. I put it on my calendar. I think it will be a spiritually moving experience. I am really interested in what the racial composition of the crowd will be.

I know that that statement assumes that there will be one kind of crowd, but I am still interested.

Do you know Ms. Weems’ work?

Renina

Renina is a cultural critic, author, instructor and a blogger. She is also the founder of Black Girl Everything, New Model Minority. She is book "Black Girls Are From the Future: Essays on Race, Digital Creativity and Pop Culture".

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