SUPPORT RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! is led by MacArthur winning artist Carrie Mae Weems’ Social Studies 101 in association with Pierre Loving and THE OFFICE performing arts + film. Carrie Mae Weems is currently the artist-in-residence at Syracuse University. At Duke, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! is co-presented by the Nasher Museum, Duke Arts and Duke Health.
"We are drawn to Carrie Mae Weems’ work because she illustrates how public art can help communities process the complex social challenges posed by COVID-19. Our response to her work explores how our individual creative practices relate to one another and choreograph communities of care throughout the pandemic. This exploration is an opportunity to express gratitude for each other and for the workers of the world who have shown ongoing resilience, ingenuity and bravery. We believe art can call attention to the interconnectedness of our collective histories and inspire us to work together towards a healthier and more equitable future."
—Alyah Baker, Amanda Edwards & Courtney Liu, MFA candidates at Duke
Videography and editing by J Caldwell, Photographer & Social Media Manager, Nasher Museum of Art