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14

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Anna Kern

As an extension of NorthPark’s Pop Up Project, we are excited to announce our participation in RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!, an artist-driven COVID-19 public awareness campaign presented by internationally-acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems and led by the Dallas Contemporary along with a consortium of DFW museums and organizations. We have activated seven storefronts throughout the center with Weems’ messaging. 
 

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Carrie Mae Weems, THANK THE WORKERS OF THE WORLD, 2020
Located on Level One near Dillard's

 

The initiative aims to promote preventative measures, dispel harmful falsehoods, encourage public discussion, and thank our front line and essential workers. It combines Weems’ photographs with important CDC messaging on how to avoid spreading the virus, along with messages of hope such as “Don’t Worry, We’ll Hold Hands Again.” Her relatable images help to humanize issues surrounding COVID-19 by putting faces and words together to create impactful campaign graphics.
 

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Left: Carrie Mae Weems, DON'T WORRY, WE'LL HOLD HANDS AGAIN, 2020
Located on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Right: Carrie Mae Weems, NO TE PREOCUPES, VOLVEREMOS A DARNOS LA MANO, 2020
Located on Level One near Dillard's

 

In addition to the distribution of campaign graphics in public areas, the #TAKE6DFW campaign also includes the distribution of reusable cloth face masks to DFW areas, along with promotional items such as reusable bags, buttons, and flyers distributed by more than 60 community partners across Fort Worth and Dallas.  “Dallas proudly boasts a vibrant arts community, and we are thrilled to support this campaign by Carrie Mae Weems, who is among the most important black female artists working in the world today," said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
 

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Carrie Mae Weems, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! POSTER INSTALLATION, 2020
Located on Level Two near Macy's

 

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Carrie Mae Weems, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! POSTER INSTALLATION, 2020
Located on Level Two near Macy's

 

This multi-city project is being led in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Dallas Contemporary and in addition to NorthPark, a consortium of local nationally-recognized museums, including the African American Museum of Dallas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and the newly-formed Gossypion Investments group of cultural consultants.
 

About Carrie Mae Weems

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Weems is an internationally renowned artist who has used multiple mediums (photography, video, digital imagery, text, fabric and more) to explore themes of cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, family relationships and the consequences of power. Among her many honors, Weems is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. “Genius” grant) and was the first African American woman to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum.

Her other accolades include the prestigious Prix de Roma, the Frida Kahlo Award for Innovative Creativity, the WEB DuBois Medal, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, the BET Honors Visual Artist Award, the Lucie Award for Fine Art Photography and the ICP Spotlights Award from the International Center of Photography. She was named an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville; The Cleveland Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Spain.

For more information, visit resistcovidtake6.org.

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