An Intimate Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and our Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White
January 31, 2024
We were delighted to have hosted an exclusive Cocktails and Conversation evening at The Brotherhood Sister Sol with esteemed artist Carrie Mae Weems and our Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White. Carrie, an integral supporter of our work, has profoundly influenced our intersectional programming centered around art and activism.
“Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an ongoing dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.”
The evening’s highlights included a personal reception with Carrie, enlightening discussions bridging art with activism, an interactive Q&A, and an exclusive viewing of her artworks “A Class Ponders the Future” and “Remember to Dream,” generously donated to adorn our new building.
Since 2017, our collaboration with Weems has blossomed, marked by significant milestones such as her recognition at our Voices gala, her pioneering tenure as our first Artist in Residence, her impactful contribution to a national PSA campaign alongside The Peace Poets, and her leadership in the “Mapping Harlem” project, engaging our youth in meaningful artistic expression.