Carrie Mae Weems: Reflections for Now
Carrie Mae Weems, Florence Ostende, Maja Wismer, Raúl Muñoz de la Vega (Eds.)
Hatje Cantz, 2023
Widely considered to be one of the most influential American living artists, Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) has developed a practice celebrated for her exploration of cultural identity, power dynamics, desire, intimacy and social justice through a body of work that challenges the prevailing representations of race, gender, and class. Defined by the use of photography, installation, film, performance and textile, her remarkably diverse and radical practice questions dominant ideologies and historical narratives created and disseminated within science, architecture, and mass media. Published in the context of her solo exhibitions at Barbican Art Gallery London and Kunstmuseum Basel, this book brings together a selection of Weems’ own writings, lectures, and conversations for the first time, providing personal insights into themes such as the consequences of power, artistic appropriation, music as inspiration, history-making, and the normative role of architecture.
Featuring conversations with Dawoud Bey, DJ Spooky, Theaster Gates, Nona Hendryx, Terence Nance, Hans Ulrich Obrist.