Carrie Mae Weems launches new public-facing art initiative to resist Covid-19

New work by artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems promote face masks and social distancing Carrie Mae Weems

Why are American people of colour dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of their fellow white citizens? RESIST COVID TAKE 6!, the new public-facing art initiative by photographer Carrie Mae Weems, explores and communicates this most difficult of questions on the streets of Syracuse, New York.

Weems has been Syracuse University's Artist in Residence since January, during which time she has created works aimed at spreading healthcare messaging and combating the spread of the virus.

Weems's works will be printed on posters, billboards, flyers, buttons, bags and magnets, and distributed at churches, community centres, food banks and testing sites in some of Syracuses historic black, Latino and Native neighbourhoods

Her new works will be printed on posters, billboards, flyers, buttons, bags and magnets, and distributed at churches, community centres, food banks and testing sites in some of Syracuses historic black, Latino and Native neighbourhoods.

In a statement released by Weems on Syracuse Universitys website and by the artist on her Instagram page, she said: "We have indisputable evidence that people of colourRead More – Source