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Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects


This libguide accompanies the exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, mounted at the TCNJ Art Gallery from August 30 through October 30, 2022. Among other information about Weems, find here recommendations for books and journal articles from TCNJ faculty members in Arts, Communications, Humanities, and the Social Sciences.

The exhibition

"Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Images from the All the Boys and The Usual Suspects series implicate these stereotypes in the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police, and confront the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction. Blocks of color obscuring faces point to the constructed nature of our notions of race and how these imagined concepts obscure humanity—here with very real and deadly outcomes. People of a Darker Hue, a meditative compilation of video, found footage, narration, and performance commemorates these deaths. The exhibition will be on view in the TCAG from August 30 through October 30, 2022."

Gitenstein Library holds even more resources—beyond those already listed in this guide—that relate to the themes of this exhibition. Questions? Wish to meet with your Humanities/Art Librarian about your research? Use the links in my profile box to contact me and/or schedule your one-on-one consultation. Other libguides of potential interest: