November 15, 2012 – 6:30 pm | Lecture + Gallery Talk
Curator’s Perspective: “Carrie Mae Weems: Beyond Black and White”
Frist Center Auditorium ~ FREE; first come, first seated
Carrie Mae Weems. Untitled (Man and mirror) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 27 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. Collection of Eric and Liz Lefkofsky, 115-128.2010, promised gift to the Art Institute of Chicago. © Carrie Mae Weems. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago
Presented by Katie Delmez, curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Katie Delmez, organizing curator of the retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, will trace the evolution of Weems’s artistic career since she first picked up a camera at the age of twenty one and realized its potential as a tool for reform. Ms. Delmez will explore how Weems’s artistic practice addresses an array of issues surrounding social justice, power paradigms, and historical correctiveness that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.