CARRIE MAE WEEMS: THE USUAL SUSPECTS
The Louisiana State University Museum of Art has organized a very interesting and timely traveling exhibition by the outstanding Carrie Mae Weems. Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Themes of police brutality and judicial inaction are addressed through portraiture and video. Blocks of color obscuring faces point to the constructed nature of our notions of race and how these imagined concepts obscure humanity—with very real and deadly outcomes.
Number of Works & Size: 9 works (includes 5 diptychs, 2 installations of 5+ panels, and video projection). Minimum size: 150 linear feet
Organized by: Louisiana State University Museum of Art
Booking Period: 10–12 weeks
Availability: January 2019–December 2022
Participation Fee: $10,000
Images (below): installation shots of Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects; courtesy of LSU Museum of Art.