you must, must, MUST go to the frist THIS WEEKEND and see the carrie mae weems exhibit before it closes. I am super ashamed to say that I knew nothing about her and was actually there to see the german expressionism exhibit, but her work & photography BLEW ME AWAY. It is all about race and gender and it was extremely powerful and poignant.
“From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” was one of my favorites, and I personally found it particularly relevant in the midst of “Django” and pop culture’s understanding and representation of slavery.
I am serious Nashville, had I known how awesome this lady was (still embarrassed I didn’t) I would have put this out months in advance, but IT CLOSES THIS WEEKEND AND YOU HAVE TO GO, I SWEAR TO GOD.