Serie “Mesa de la cocina” // The kitchen table series (by Carrie Mae Weems, 1990)

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Esta serie ofrece un retrato válido de un tema a menudo pasado por alto, en este caso, una moderna mujer negra “la otra del otro.” Las imágenes trazan un período en la vida de la mujer tal y como ella experimenta el florecimiento, después la pérdida, el amor, las responsabilidades de la maternidad, y el deseo de ser un miembro comprometido de su comunidad. El protagonista es Carrie Mae Weems por sí misma, una práctica que continuará durante las próximas décadas de su carrera. Cerca del final, la mujer está sola, fuerte y autosuficiente, mirando directamente al espectador, con los brazos en ángulo recto plantados en la mesa de su cocina, donde los acontecimientos se han desarrollado bajo una luz de interrogatorio. Aunque la serie “Kitchen Table” representa un tema negro y está vagamente relacionado con sus propias experiencias, Weems se esfuerza para que refleje las experiencias de cualquier mujer y para que resuene a través de las fronteras raciales y de clase.

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This series offers a valid portrait of an often overlooked subject, in this case, a modern black woman—“the other of the other.” The images trace a period in the woman’s life as she experiences the blossoming, then loss, of love, the responsibilities of motherhood, and the desire to be an engaged member of her community. The protagonist is Carrie Mae Weems herself—a practice that will continue throughout the next decades of her career. Near the end, the woman stands alone, strong and self-reliant, looking directly at the viewer, her arms squarely planted on her kitchen table, where the events have unfolded under a light of interrogation. Although Kitchen Table Series depicts a black subject and is loosely related to her own experiences, Weems strives for it to reflect the experiences of every woman and to resonate across racial and class boundaries.

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(via: http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/kitchen-table.html http://frist.toursphere.com/en/kitchen-table-series-18373.html)

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