Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman playing solitaire) (from Kitchen Table Series), 1990 

 You should definitely see this retrospective of artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems at the Guugenheim Museum. Her collection features the stark and moving Kitchen Table Series featuring working class Black women and families in urban landscapes, among other pieces challenging status, power, and position.

In the following video, Weems discusses her work, and the relationship of subject matter and power.

What is this relationship of power to you, and what is your relationship to power, and how do you contest it?


What: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video 
When: Jan. 24 – May 14, 2014 
Where: Guggenheim Museum, NYC 
Info here.