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Art & Activism: A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and Khary Lazarre-White at NeueHouse

January 30, 2019

Art & Activism: A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and Khary Lazarre-White at NeueHouse

Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems joined Khary Lazarre-White, co-founder and Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, for a fascinating discussion on the intersection of art and activism and how such efforts can engender and empower social change across communities, which was graciously hosted by NeueHouse.

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems, a MacArthur Genius grant award winner, has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power.ย  Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporรกneo in Seville, Spain.

Khary Lazarre-White co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. He has received awards from Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, Brown University, Black Girls Rock, and was selected for a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency; his essays have been published widely; and his novel, Passage, published by Seven Stories Press and distributed by Penguin Random House, was named among โ€œBest New Fictionโ€ by The Wall Street Journal in 2017, with the paperback edition released in 2019.

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