Carrie Mae Weems

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Carrie Mae Weems, Scenes & Takes. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

Art matters because artists matter.

For years I used to get up early and walk to the corner store to grab my weekend fix: a Sunday edition of The New York Times. (My Sundays today still include The Times, albeit the one on my iPad.) It’s the best newspaper in the nation, and I loved it even during those long stretches when I don’t remember seeing a single story on black or brown artists for weeks on end. There was nothing in the Arts section, nothing in dance, nothing in film, nothing in the Book Review and, astonishingly, very little in music.…  Seguir leyendo »