The Genius of Carrie Mae Weems

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Carrie Mae Weems, whose retrospective at the Cleveland Museum of Art is winding up, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow recipient.  Check out this New York Lens Blog interview with this influential artist:

Q.   Congratulations, on the MacArthur. It’s pretty wonderful.

A.    It is beyond wonderful. I feel like I am dancing in the stratosphere. I am sitting here with my tiara on and all of my fake jewels, and a bottle of Champagne that’s half empty. Or should I say half full?

Q.   This is a lovely validation of the work that you’ve been doing for so long. Do you have plans for what the money will enable you to do?

 To find out the answer to this question and others, as well as view a slide show of Carrie Mae Weem’s work, visit NYTimes Lens blog.

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