Carrie Mae Weems Profiled in NYT

October 28th, 2016

Carrie Mae Weems is profiled in the New York Times this week, as the artist prepares to open a show of new works at Jack Shainman Gallery, and frames her recent work around modern television.  “I decided to go and stand in spaces where I think significant transformations are taking place in television as a way of pointing, trying to understand the role of black actors,”she says. “Directors like Lee Daniels and Shonda Rhimes are laying the foundation for what can be imagined within the context of American culture. Most people go for their programming to paid television, so there’s an economic shift. Network television has been left to poor people.”

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