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Untitled
From the Kitchen Table Series

Carrie Mae Weems, American, born 1953

Date:
1990 (negative); 2011 (print)

Medium:
Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:
Image and sheet (each): 27 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches (69.2 x 69.2 cm)

Copyright:
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Special Exhibition Gallery, ground floor (Honickman and Berman Galleries)

Accession Number:
2011-194-2a--c

Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Boulton Stroud, 2011

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This picture is part of the Kitchen Table project, in which photographer Carrie Mae Weems acted out made-up stories about the life of a successful woman. Each scene in her story takes place at the head of a kitchen table, under the glare of a bright light. Weems’s characters enter and exit a room filled with props, similar to a play or movie set. Looking at these pictures, it feels like we have walked into the middle of a movie. The scene is emotional, but we don’t know why; time has passed, but we don’t know how much; conversations have happened, but we did not hear them. With minimal props and a handful of actors, Weems created a group of powerful images about friendships, relationships, and motherhood.


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