Photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems recently delivered the annual Rothschild Lecture. She had inspiring and, indeed, impassioned thoughts on the overarching themes of power, bravery, voice and access. She began with her discussion with Ode to Affirmative Action, one of two works of art by the artist now on view in Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection.
“I like to think of artists as being really quite brave.”
Weems goes on to talk about one of her better known photographic works, Kitchen Table Series, which was on view at the Nasher Museum in both Becoming: Photographs From The Wedge Collection and Deconstructive Impulse.
And finally, her experience in Rome.
Carrie Mae Weems recently visited the Nasher Museum to deliver the Annual Rothschild Lecture. Here, she stands in front of her 2003 Chromogenic print, I Looked and Looked to See What so Terrified You, part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. Photo by J Caldwell.
Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) from Untitled (Kitchen Table Series), 1990. Silver print, 27 ¼ x 27 ¼ in. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.