Last year I highlighted Carrie Mae Weems and I love her work so much that she deserves another mention.
Weems was recently announced as the 2016 National Artist nominee by the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen. “Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment.”
Weems’ photography weaves together text, textiles, video and audio elements to tell narratives regarding the family, race, gender and identity.
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the center will honor Weems at a recognition ceremony during their annual gala in July.
The “Artist a Day Challenge” celebrates Black History Month by highlighting Black artists and diverse forms of cultural expression across the African diaspora.