Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon

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When:
February 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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(541) 346-3027
Where:
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97403
USA
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Nationally celebrated, Portland-born artist Carrie Mae Weems uses photography, video, and installation to examine the African-American experience. In The Usual Suspects, organized by Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Weems addresses the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, she questions this sustained history of violence and judicial inaction.