Congratulations to Carrie Mae Weems

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Carrie Mae Weems

The Guggenheim would like to extend its congratulations to Carrie Mae Weems for being selected as one of the 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. The MacArthur fellowship, which is commonly called a “genius grant,” was given to Weems to honor her efforts to transform our understanding of social identity through her work. The museum applauds this recognition of Weems and her contribution to contemporary art and society.

For the past three decades, Weems, who is the subject of a retrospective that opens at the Guggenheim Museum on January 24, 2014, has produced photographs and videos that focus on how history and identity are entwined with their visual representations. From considerations of race relations in America to explorations of global struggles against inequality, these works have solidified Weems’s place as one of today’s most significant artists.

Visit Carrie Mae Weems’s website for more information on her work, and don’t miss Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video in New York early next year.

Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation