Art Remix Emma Weeks

Carrie Mae Weems

A Single's Waltz in Time - 2003

Why I chose this picture

I chose to remake this picture because I liked the poses of the person in the pictures, and I liked the background. I thought it would be a fun set of images to try to recreate.


Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. During this time Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video. In 2013 Weems received the MacArthur “Genius” grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Since she has also received the BET Honors Visual Artist award, the Lucie Award for Fine Art photography, the ICP Spotlights Award from the International Center of Photography, the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, the Distinguished Feminist Award from the College Arts Association, and the National Artist Award from Anderson Ranch. Ever invested in social causes, Weems also serves on the board of several institutions including People for the American Way, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Art21, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Gifford Foundation.

Motivation for the artist

Carrie Mae Weems has studied family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. These subjects are also shown throughout her art work.


A Needle Woman - Kitakyushu 1999

Why I chose this picture

As soon as I saw this picture it piqued my interest. I liked how the person's back was turned to the camera.


Kimsooja was born 1957, Daegu, Korea, but now she lives and works in both New York and Seoul. Kimsooja has received the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2002), among others, and has been an artist-in-residence at the World Trade Center, New York (1998); P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (1992–93); and École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris (1984). She has had major exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2009); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2008); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reyna Sofía, Madrid (2006); Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden (2006); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2005); and other institutionsUSA.

Motivation for the artist

Kimsooja’s works emphasize metaphysical changes within the artist-as-performer as well as the viewer.

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Emma Weeks


Kimsooja, Carrie Mae Weems

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