Interview with Carrie Mae Weems

"When I started this exhibition, I was thinking about the circus of politics, about the craziness that happens around these misconceptions about race that exist in the world, including the art world."

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems has often confronted the uncomfortable truths of racism and race relations over the course of her nearly 40-year career.

In this interview, Carrie Mae Weems talks about her exhibition The Shape of Things, in which she focuses her unflinching gaze at what she describes as the circuslike quality of contemporary American political life. 

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