Exhibition:
". . . And 22 Million Very Tired And Very Angry People"
Date
February 16 - March 16 1991
Description

"Carrie Mae Weems' installation And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People sets up a visual and textual polyphony in the space of the ten-by-twelve foot gallery, a fugue of dissident positions directed against oppression. Where Weems' earlier work has dealt specifically with complexities of African-American experience and culture, this new work situates itself in a shared ground of suffering that cuts across racial boundaries: suffering associated with class. By way of evocative, iconic images appearing in a series of photographs, and contending voices materialized as text on banners that, suspended from the ceiling, reach toward the floor, the installation addresses itself to the question of collective action."

Artist
Series
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum
Identifier
1268