Carrie Mae Weems Field of View and Other Minor Considerations
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:30 pm
Performa is pleased to announce Carrie Mae Weems’ Field of View and Other Minor Considerations, a playful and poignant reflection on the artist’s life and career, as the latest installment of its Portrait of the Artist series. This lecture was rescheduled from March 26th, 2015 due to fire incident in a neighboring building.
Using excerpts of critical commentary provided by scholars Daphne Brooks and Tavia Nyong’o and bits of music and text, Weems considers the cultural context of her artistic production. This unique combination of perspectives—both a personal account and an informed analytical reasoning—will illuminate Weems’ singular influence on contemporary art in general and black and feminist studies and art in particular. Read more...
Portrait of the Artist is a series of public events presented by the Performa Institute that focuses on exploring the historical context and significance of individual artists who work across a broad range of disciplines, from the 1960s to the present.
Organized by Performa Curator Adrienne Edwards.
Free admission - reserve your ticket here
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The Performa Institute is supported by Lambent Foundation for Tides Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Ford Foundation, David and Elaine Potter Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.