Carrie Mae WeemsPleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort26.09.1991 - 31.12.1992
Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York
Photo © Katherine Keller
Curated by Peter Galassi29 available works
The current state of the American Dream of domestic happiness is examined in this major photography exhibition.
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort presents a varied and challenging cross-section of contemporary work, all of it devoted to life at home. While the exhibition makes no attempt at sociological objectivity, the many voices it assembles have much to say about life in the eighties.
Long a staple of literature and film, domestic life has emerged over the past decade as an important theme in American photography. The exhibition surveys this development in approximately 150 pictures, a majority of them in color, by about seventy artists. The work, all but a small fraction of it made since 1980, is diverse in style, sensibility, and scale.Read more