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Exhibitions: The World Is Catching Up to Carrie Mae Weems

By David Schonauer   Tuesday December 7, 2021

In 1992, amid a spate of violence against Black men around the country, the artist Carrie Mae Weems made a decorative dinner plate that read, “Commemorating Every Black Man Who Lives to See Twenty-One.” Now, with the entire nation confronting police violence against Black people and other racial issues, Weems is taking over the Park Avenue Armory’s massive Drill Hall with “The Shape of Things,” billed as the largest, most significant exhibition of her work. “I’ve been working with these ideas for years,” Weems tells The Times.

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