Welcome to Culture Type®

An essential resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective, Culture Type explores the intersection of art, history, and culture

Posts tagged "Carrie Mae Weems"
On View: 'Social Works,' Curated by Antwaun Sargent at Gagosian in New York, Exhibition Will Have a Sequel in London in October

On View: ‘Social Works,’ Curated by Antwaun Sargent at Gagosian in New York, Exhibition Will Have a Sequel in London in October

“Black Wall Street Journey #5 (2021) by Rick Lowe   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   At Gagosian, Antwaun Sargent has organized his first show since being named a director at the gallery in January. An ambitious group exhibition, “Social Works” explores the relationship between public and private space and Black social practice....
Latest News in Black Art: McArthur Binion Joins Xavier Hufkens, ICI Announces 4 Okwui Enwezor Fellows, Basquiat Painting Featured on NYT Magazine Sells at Auction

Latest News in Black Art: McArthur Binion Joins Xavier Hufkens, ICI Announces 4 Okwui Enwezor Fellows, Basquiat Painting Featured on NYT Magazine Sells at Auction

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist McArthur Binion, 2017. | Photo by Francesco Galli   Representation Chicago-based McArthur Binion joined the roster of Xavier Hufkens in Belgium. His work will be featured in a group exhibition at the gallery this...
Latest News in Black Art: Nicola Vassell Opens New Gallery, Theaster Gates Wins Serpentine Commission, Curator Rujeko Hockley Promoted at Whitney Museum

Latest News in Black Art: Nicola Vassell Opens New Gallery, Theaster Gates Wins Serpentine Commission, Curator Rujeko Hockley Promoted at Whitney Museum

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Nicola Vassell opened a new art gallery in Chelsea. The inaugural exhibition features works by photographer Ming Smith. | Video by Chelsea Odufu for ConceptNV   News Curator and art advisor Nicola Vassell opened a...
Election 2020: Artists and Museums are Actively Engaged, Presenting Exhibitions and Public Awareness Campaigns, and Encouraging Voter Participation

Election 2020: Artists and Museums are Actively Engaged, Presenting Exhibitions and Public Awareness Campaigns, and Encouraging Voter Participation

Vote.org’s Plan Your Vote campaign features voting advocacy artworks by artists including, from left, Julie Mehretu and Calida Rawles   ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 3 in the United States and in the lead up artists and art institutions have been active and engaged. The political season has inspired countless artist projects, information campaigns, public art...
Carrie Mae Weems on Kitchen Table Series: 'Not Simply a Voice for African American Women, but More Generally for Women'

Carrie Mae Weems on Kitchen Table Series: ‘Not Simply a Voice for African American Women, but More Generally for Women’

  IN A NEW ONLINE VIEWING ROOM, Jack Shainman Gallery is showcasing Carrie Mae Weems‘s iconic Kitchen Table Series (1990). The photographs feature a succession of staged scenes that explore female identity, experiences, and relationships in the context of a traditionally female domain. Employing visual performance, image making, and a compelling narrative text, the powerful...
Artes Mundi Prize Shortlist Announced, 6 Artists Include Carrie Mae Weems, Firelei Báez, and Dineo Seshee Bopape

Artes Mundi Prize Shortlist Announced, 6 Artists Include Carrie Mae Weems, Firelei Báez, and Dineo Seshee Bopape

  THE WINNER OF FORTHCOMING Artes Mundi Prize will be an artist of color. A shortlist of six artists vying for the ninth edition of the biennial prize was announced Sept. 24. The artists are Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), Meiro Koizumi (Japan), Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (Puerto Rico), Prabhakar Pachpute (India),...
Photograph From Kitchen Table Series by Carrie Mae Weems Sets New Artist Record at Phillips Auction

Photograph From Kitchen Table Series by Carrie Mae Weems Sets New Artist Record at Phillips Auction

  A PHOTOGRAPH from Kitchen Table Series, the seminal body of work Carrie Mae Weems created in 1990, set a new artist record today. “Untitled (man smoking) from Kitchen Table Series” sold for $70,000 (including fees). The price was about twice the estimate of $25,000-$35,000. The record was set May 7 during “Artist | Icon...
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Selections Inspired by the Works of African American Artists Jack Whitten, Mickalene Thomas, Charles White & More

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Selections Inspired by the Works of African American Artists Jack Whitten, Mickalene Thomas, Charles White & More

  FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA recommends giving a gift of museum membership this holiday season. On the occasion of the publication of her new book “Becoming,” Obama contributed a gift guide to People magazine. She said when she first became a mom, she and her girlfriends would take their children on museum tours. She mentioned...
The New York Times Recognizes the Greatness of Carrie Mae Weems

The New York Times Recognizes the Greatness of Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems photographed by Mickalene Thomas for The New York Times   WHAT DETERMINES GREATNESS? In her introductory note about how the six people featured in “T” magazine’s 2018 Greats issue were selected, Hanya Yanagihara, editor of the New York Times style publication, admits “there is no real metric for greatness.” The candidates could...
Issa Rae Wore a Carrie Mae Weems T-Shirt on Last Sunday's Episode of 'Insecure'

Issa Rae Wore a Carrie Mae Weems T-Shirt on Last Sunday’s Episode of ‘Insecure’

  ISSA RAE OFTEN WEARS statement T-shirts on HBO’s “Insecure.” In recent episodes, her tees have declared “Love is Al Green” and promoted “Inglewood” and “N.W.A.” Another said “Mood” under a portrait of Nina Simone. When she went to the California African American Museum in Season Two, her shirt said, “The Last Poets.” It’s seven...
Carrie Mae Weems Photographed Spike Lee for Time Magazine

Carrie Mae Weems Photographed Spike Lee for Time Magazine

Spike Lee photographed by Carrie Mae Weems   SPIKE LEE was on Martha’s Vineyard in July. He was there to film scenes for season two of his Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” hang out with a reporter writing about him for Time magazine, and have a portrait made by artist Carrie Mae Weems. Lee...
Commencement 2018: Glenn Ligon, Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, and Joyce J. Scott Are Among the Artists Imparting Wisdom and Expectations on New Graduates

Commencement 2018: Glenn Ligon, Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, and Joyce J. Scott Are Among the Artists Imparting Wisdom and Expectations on New Graduates

Glenn Ligon spoke at The New School’s 2018 commencement on May 18.   A NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS were declared doctors over the past month. Invited to participate in commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and MFA students at institutions around the country, prominent artists, critics, and curators were bestowed honorary doctorate degrees. Addressing 2018 graduates,...
Basel and Beyond: Overdue Recognition of African American Artists at Home is Generating Unprecedented Curatorial and Collector Interest Throughout Europe

Basel and Beyond: Overdue Recognition of African American Artists at Home is Generating Unprecedented Curatorial and Collector Interest Throughout Europe

“The Music of Color: Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973” recently opened in Basel, Switzerland.   THE GALLERIES OF KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL are alive with color in the form of 45 abstract paintings by Sam Gilliam. “The Music of Color: Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973” is the Washington, D.C.-based artist’s first solo survey exhibition in a European museum. The show is...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2017

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2017

POLITICS PAST AND PRESENT coursed through the art world in 2017. Issues of censorship and debates around who has the right to depict black bodies came to the fore. The biggest news stories, from White House machinations, gun violence, and immigration to the fate of Confederate monuments, racial division, and sexual harassment and assault revelations,...
Survey: The Latest News in African American Art and Beyond, Dec. 3, 2017

Survey: The Latest News in African American Art and Beyond, Dec. 3, 2017

SURVEY is a review of the latest news and happenings related to visual art by and about people of African descent, with the occasional nod to cultural matters.   Pérez Art Museum Miami is among 20 institutions benefitting from diversity initiative supported by Ford and Walton Family foundations.   $6 Million Initiative Aims to Diversify...
Major African American Contemporary Artists are Bringing Their Work to Washington, D.C.

Major African American Contemporary Artists are Bringing Their Work to Washington, D.C.

A post shared by Hirshhorn (@hirshhorn) on Oct 14, 2017 at 11:16am PDT Theaster Gates presented “Plantation Lullabies,” a discussion and performance, at the Hirshhorn Museum Oct. 13.   THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM was infused with sacred, soulful music on Friday evening. The museum hosted the second installment of Theaster Gates‘s four-part series Processions. The collaborative...