11 September 2015 - 4 January 2016

Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work brings together a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection by Christian Jankowski, Rashid Johnson, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others, to examine questions central to both social justice work and art practice: Who is speaking, and for whom? What conditions—social and political, personal and communal—inform these representations? The task of representing individuals, communities, and social welfare issues has significant implications for anyone engaged in social justice work, but what roles do interpersonal relationships and advocacy play in art?

This Teaching Gallery exhibition is curated by Vanessa D. Fabbre, assistant professor, and Anna A. Shabsin, senior lecturer, both in Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work, in conjunction with the core course “Social Justice and Human Diversity,” offered at the Brown School in fall 2015.
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum / Washington University, One Brookings Dr, St Louis, Missouri 63130
kemperartmuseum [at] wustl [dot] edu

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Carrie Mae Weems is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit: