“It’s very important for me to really use this body as a barometer of a certain kind of knowledge—to take the personal risk of exposing my own body in a certain kind of way. I can’t ask anybody else to do something that I don’t do first myself.”
—Carrie Mae Weems
In celebration of 100 Artists, we present a previously unpublished interview from the Art21 archives with Carrie Mae Weems, where the artist discusses the role of other women’s bodies in her work, her background in dance, and the ongoing performative thread in her work.
(GIF captured from the Exclusive video, Carrie Mae Weems: Thirteen Questions for Wynton Marsalis & Cornel West)