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Graduate Seminar with Visiting Artist Carrie Mae Weems

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October 21, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  |  Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Light Lab, Room 306


CarrieMaeWeems-Roaming-When and Where I EnterThe recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation grant, Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer and video installation artist examining the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. On October 21st, she will meet with graduate students in a seminar setting for a conversation about how artists talk about their work to the public and to the critics, scholars, and journalists who write about it. Ms. Weems’ art practices intricately document and participate in the ongoing and centuries-old struggle for racial equality, human rights, and social inclusion in America. Through photography, installation, and video, Weems addresses an array of issues and demonstrates an overarching commitment to understanding the present by closely examining history. We hope you will join us in a conversation with Ms. Weems about communicating politically and emotionally charged practices to different audiences.

Please join us October 21st at 2:30 P.M. in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 230. This will be a participatory conversation so please come with questions and prepared to discuss and present aspects of your work. A public lecture will take place later the same day at 7 P.M. in the Media Theater.

Information on Ms. Weems work can be found at http://carriemaeweems.net/

Sponsored by UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, Art Department, UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Film & Digital Media, Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia, The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Institute of the Arts & Sciences.

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Date:
October 21, 2013
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Art Department