Carrie Mae WeemsA Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration03.03. - 25.06.2023
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York
Photos: Installation view, A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration. Brooklyn Museum, March 3–June 25, 2023. (Photo: Danny Perez)17 available works
Between 1915 and 1970, in the wake of racial terror during the post-Reconstruction period, millions of Black Americans fled from their homes to other areas within the South and to other parts of the country.
This remarkable movement of people, known as the Great Migration, caused a radical shift in the demographic, economic, and sociopolitical makeup of the United States. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration brings together twelve contemporary artists to consider the complex impact of this period on their lives, as well as on social and cultural life, with newly commissioned works ranging from large-scale installation, immersive film, and tapestry to photography, painting, and mixed media. Featured artists are Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W. Cook, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates Jr., Allison Janae Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Robert Pruitt, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Carrie Mae Weems.Read more