Carrie Mae Weems to speak on her work Nov. 12
Carrie Mae Weems to speak on her work Nov. 12November 10, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Internationally renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will speak at Syracuse University on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Her presentation, “Constructing History: The Visual Work of Carrie Mae Weems,” will take place in the Watson Auditorium in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave. It is the first event of the 2008-2009 Colloquium Series sponsored by the Department of African American Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
Weems’ photography-centered work incorporates text, sculpture and sound to explore possibilities for political and cultural change, as well as “the complexity of human experience” in African American history and African cultures. Her award-winning work has been exhibited and collected by such major entities as The Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, the Whitney Museum, the Getty Museum and the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She has held artist-in-residence and teaching positions at institutions around the country.
This event is co-sponsored by the dean’s office in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information, call 443-4302.