Art:21 - Carrie Mae Weems

This video is excerpted from the Season 5 episode Art:21 episode “Compassion,” on PBS. For more information click here.

“Compassion” features three artists — William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, and Carrie Mae Weems — whose works explore conscience and the possibility of understanding and reconciling past and present, while exposing injustice and expressing tolerance for others. Carrie Mae Weemss' vibrant explorations of photography, video, and verse breathe new life into traditional narrative forms — social documentary, tableaux, self-portrait, and oral history.