Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Building Images

One morning last week in Savannah I got to view the Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at SCAD. The show is the product of a special topics class that Weems taught at SCAD in Atlanta. The result is a series of large scale photographs done by Weems that depict "instances" of the civil rights movement - enacted and staged by the students. The best part is the studenty quality of the situations, the same room reconfigured for Medger Evans death and Kennedy's assassination; all made with the super high quality photograph that only an artist of Weems' caliber can maintain. It great to see important artist working with students.

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