Carrie Mae Weems | the artist




The artist Carrie Mae Weems
Born April 20 1953, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Alpert Award for Visual Arts, Photography,


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Carrie Mae Weems
During the past twenty-five years, I have worked toward developing a complex body of art that has at various times employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and, most recently, video. My work has led me to investigate family relationships, gender roles, the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems…

Carrie Mae Weems
Weems produces art that addresses formal and political issues encircling African-American culture and focuses on the ways in which images shape our perception of color, gender and class. She explores existing genres of photography, particularly documentary imagery, and manipulates these conventions with complexity and wit. Whether focusing on personal or cultural history, on Africa or on traces of the Diaspora, Weems’ interest in the narratives implied in photographs presses further through the use of cluster and sequence. Using narrative as a counterpoint to imagery, she recounts stories and myths and invents texts. Provocatively, she moves marginalized voices smack into the middle of contemporary discourse…

Carrie Mae Weems
Mirror, Mirror



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