Carrie Mae Weems Ritual and Revolution12.09. - 10.12.2017
Nu Block Museum of Art, Illinois
Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York
Photo © Block Museum of Art17 available works
Practicing artist since 1978, Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) often creates works that blur the lines between fiction and documentary to explore universal human experiences through the black subject.
Over the years Weems’ photographic practice has expanded to include video, performance, and multi-media installations. Ritual and Revolution (1998) is an immersive, gallery-sized installation that marks one of the artist’s earliest forays into three dimensions. Composed of 18 diaphanous printed cloth banners organized in a semi-architectural formation and a poetic audio track, Ritual and Revolutionexplores the historic human struggle for equality and justice, including references to the Middle Passage, the French Revolution, World War II, among others.Read more