Carrie Mae Weems: Thirty Years of Truth

Mutual Art, October 9, 2013

Summing up Carrie Mae Weems’s body of work under the title “Three Decades of Photography and Video” may seem like a gross underestimation, but the stark title lets the artist’s powerful work speak for itself. The exhibition of photographs, written texts, audio recordings, fabric banners and videos is making its way around museums across the country, before it makes its final stop at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in January of 2014. Two hundred of the recent MacArthur Grant winner’s semi-autobiographical works make up the cohesive exhibition, as well as a 280 page catalog, edited by Kathryn E. Delmez.

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Carrie Mae Weems is a UC San Diego Visual Arts MFA Alumna.

Image Credit:
Caption: Carrie Mae Weems, Some Said You Were the Spitting Image of Evil, 1995-96. From the series From Here I Saw What Happened And I Cried. Chromogenic print with etched text on glass, 26 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. Courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Mutual Art

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