In his new show at Sean Kelly Gallery, the artist has begun to create a register of contemporary black visual artists.
The Future Is Female focuses primarily on the work of women artists who came of age after the Women’s Art Movement.
Carrie Mae Weems presents the country as a place of division, a bubbling brew of hope and desperation and love and hate.
Carrie Mae Weems has brought the play’s undying themes to new life with her work Past Tense, which combines song, text, reading, and projected video.
Inspired by Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, artist Carrie Mae Weems has created a video plea to vote for Hillary Clinton this November.
The 600 miles of New York City’s shoreline that secured its status as a center of trade in the 18th century now host some of its more forgotten spaces.
Unlike many notable private art collections that serve the public good only after they have been donated to a museum (or turned into museums of their own), the Mott-Warsh Collection was conceived to fulfill a larger social purpose.
It doesn’t seem right to call the latest issue of Aperture — its first issue dedicated to African American lives as represented by the medium of photography — a magazine. It is a powerhouse book; it does so much heavy lifting.
On Wednesday, at Manhattan’s famed Radio City Music Hall, artist Carrie Mae Weems delivered a powerful commencement address to 1,100 graduates of the School of Visual Arts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spanning several media, much of the work in Us Is Them makes social commentary from the perspective of underrepresented populations. Notably, the show features some of the biggest names in contemporary African-American art, bringing the focus on the fraught nature of black existence in the US.
This year, Carrie Mae Weems gets the distinctive honor of becoming the first African-American woman to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim — her first major exhibition at any New York museum, ever. It’s one of those honors that sits at an awkward intersection, both disappointing and profound.
What is included in the field of a work of art? The medium may be painting or performance, the subject matter may be landscapes or the death of a lover, and the aesthetics may come from a particular tradition or vein of art. But beyond that, when we discuss a work of art, what else can or should be included in that conversation?