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(The Week)   Sorry you didn't win a MacArthur "genius grant" this year. Carrie Mae Weems did, though, for producing work that "investigates family relationships, gender roles, the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems" (Not safe for work)   (theweek.com) divider line 93
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2013-09-29 11:43:55 AM
i.imgur.com

Her work is quite regarded. This series is particular is very hard hitting.
 
2013-09-29 12:15:42 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 200x254]

Her work is quite regarded. This series is particular is very hard hitting.


By whom? Indoctrinates of the great paradigm shift?
 
2013-09-29 12:48:34 PM
Artists gonna art, and I think she's pretty good.
That said, we ought to remove the "genius" label from the MacArthur grants. Either that or quit calling seven year olds geniuses. One of the two. Let's decide what the word means.
 
2013-09-29 02:36:37 PM
Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat
 
2013-09-29 02:37:21 PM

Generation_D: Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 200x254]

Her work is quite regarded. This series is particular is very hard hitting.

By whom? Indoctrinates of the great paradigm shift?


Every time I see one of these awards I don't think more of the recipient I think less of the prize giver.
 
2013-09-29 02:38:51 PM
Her vocation is a liberal's wet dream
 
2013-09-29 02:39:16 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat


You nailed it.  You first gotta understand the PC ranking system. White male being the lowest
 
2013-09-29 02:40:11 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat


Why should people respect a species of people who eat at Applebees and think Nickleback is the best thing to happen to music in the last 100 years?
 
2013-09-29 02:43:59 PM
So she gets an award for putting more big words around Leftist bullshiat?  Neat!
 
2013-09-29 02:44:38 PM

hardinparamedic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat

Why should people respect a species of people who eat at Applebees and think Nickleback is the best thing to happen to music in the last 100 years?


Cuz we've got the bombs, okay?
 
2013-09-29 02:45:48 PM

BigGrnEggGriller: Her vocation is a liberal's wet dream


Someone left the cake out in the rain.
 
2013-09-29 02:47:39 PM

baconbeard: Cuz we've got the bombs, okay?


static.guim.co.uk

SHUT UP, CRACKAH!
 
2013-09-29 02:49:37 PM

baconbeard: hardinparamedic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat

Why should people respect a species of people who eat at Applebees and think Nickleback is the best thing to happen to music in the last 100 years?

Cuz we've got the bombs, okay?


Nickelback's latest album was definitely a bomb, that's for sure
 
2013-09-29 02:49:44 PM

hardinparamedic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat

Why should people respect a species of people who eat at Applebees and think Nickleback is the best thing to happen to music in the last 100 years?


I LOVE Chipotle burritos and find myself singing along to john Mayer. I suppose this disqualifies me from your "respect"

Somehow I'll eke out a meaningful life anyway
 
2013-09-29 02:51:03 PM
Look, people. As a Proud Black Man and subscriber to Jet magazine, I'm just saying you crackers don't have much to argue on.
 
2013-09-29 02:54:07 PM

UsikFark: BigGrnEggGriller: Her vocation is a liberal's wet dream

Someone left the cake out in the rain.


Somebody owes you a MacArthur Park genius kidney punch.
 
2013-09-29 02:55:02 PM

uber humper: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat

You nailed it.  You first gotta understand the PC ranking system. White male being the lowest


You sound oppressed.
 
2013-09-29 02:55:17 PM
Yet another reason to liquidate the Intelligentsia when the revolution comes.
 
2013-09-29 03:01:26 PM

BigGrnEggGriller: hardinparamedic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat

Why should people respect a species of people who eat at Applebees and think Nickleback is the best thing to happen to music in the last 100 years?

I LOVE Chipotle burritos and find myself singing along to john Mayer. I suppose this disqualifies me from your "respect"

Somehow I'll eke out a meaningful life anyway


You Sir, are an officer AND a gentleman.
 
2013-09-29 03:01:46 PM

mark12A: Yet another reason to liquidate the Intelligentsia when the revolution comes.


Why not send the "artist" out on the B-ark?
 
2013-09-29 03:08:13 PM
Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.
 
2013-09-29 03:12:20 PM
worlddan: Generation_D: Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 200x254]
 
Her work is quite regarded. This series is particular is very hard hitting.

By whom? Indoctrinates of the great paradigm shift?

Every time I see one of these awards I don't think more of the recipient I think less of the prize giver.



It's an award given by wealthy people. How can you capitalists be upset with it? Surely the rich are wise and know what they are doing.

And, sadly, for most of the inhabitants of this thread, internet trolling will never be a field of genius worthy of this prize. Maybe you'll get a Bradley Prize (the whiny, conservative counter-award)
 
2013-09-29 03:16:36 PM

clipboard: Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.


Bob Ross is an Animal.

images.wikia.com
 
2013-09-29 03:16:38 PM
Yeah.

White men built ancient roads that still stand today, invented numerous vaccines that aid humanity, split the atom, pioneered most modern advancements in ALL areas(travel-communication-electronics-exploration-medicine and science)
but since we have these awful rednecks who did some terrible things we are solely known as the "race that INVENTED slavery and racism"

.....I saw a disturbing video on LiveLeak recently. It was an actual current event in which folks from a small town in Kenya were burning these ladies alive for "witchcraft"  White folks got away with some pretty horrible sh*t in the first half of the twentieth century but c'mon.....Africans are still burning witches and somehow we are "white devils"??


btw....those Weems photographs are quite beautiful and amazing.
 
2013-09-29 03:17:21 PM
So sociology.

Quit complaining folks, prizes are given out for all kinds of bullshiat reasons. See: BOB's nobel peace prize.
 
2013-09-29 03:19:50 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat


Takes more than that, you purebred little snowflake, you, but get your diaper checked just the same.
 
2013-09-29 03:21:31 PM

craigdamage: Yeah.

White men built ancient roads that still stand today, invented numerous vaccines that aid humanity, split the atom, pioneered most modern advancements in ALL areas(travel-communication-electronics-exploration-medicine and science)
but since we have these awful rednecks who did some terrible things we are solely known as the "race that INVENTED slavery and racism"

.....I saw a disturbing video on LiveLeak recently. It was an actual current event in which folks from a small town in Kenya were burning these ladies alive for "witchcraft"  White folks got away with some pretty horrible sh*t in the first half of the twentieth century but c'mon.....Africans are still burning witches and somehow we are "white devils"??


btw....those Weems photographs are quite beautiful and amazing.


You forgot a "I'm not a racist, but."
 
2013-09-29 03:25:06 PM

clipboard: Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.


Wait to see what happens Greenwald's next piece comes out about an American assassination program. Tell be calling for Obama's Peace Prize to be returned. Then again, probably not.
 
2013-09-29 03:42:24 PM

clipboard: Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.


Meh, did you learn anything? Do you see anything in a new light?

Does she point out things that need to be pointed out. ie:
 how low expectations are destroying African Americans' future
 how the welfare state doesn't bring people out of poverty but just keeps them in a stasis
 how the lack of family structure leaves kids dead in gang battlefields
 
2013-09-29 03:49:17 PM

mark12A: Yet another reason to liquidate the Intelligentsia when the revolution comes.


worked great in Russia
 
2013-09-29 03:50:39 PM
For God's sake, uber humper, stop making sense! THIS. IS. FARRRRK!!!

Oh, and Hardenparamedic, America hasn't changed AT ALL. Whitey is still lynching black men left and right, huh? And past misdeeds of America excuse EVERYTHING happening in Africa today!
 
2013-09-29 03:54:23 PM
DerAppie: Why not send the "artist" out on the B-ark?

Excellent idea! Keep the Telephone Sanitizers company...

/fights sudden urge to take a bath
 
2013-09-29 03:55:45 PM

mark12A: Oh, and Hardenparamedic, America hasn't changed AT ALL. Whitey is still lynching black men left and right, huh? And past misdeeds of America excuse EVERYTHING happening in Africa today!


You protest too much, and go full retard when you do.

And, if you really want to ask. Yes. Yes it still does happen.
 
2013-09-29 04:06:37 PM
Boring, derivative crap the intelligentsia glom on to in an effort to show how revolutionary they are, and how totally they buy in to the revisionist/deconstructionist paradigm. The problem isn't the message but that it is cookie-cutter art photography. I've seen the same sort of stuff at mixers for a certain sort of professional so many times that when the host invariably starts prattling about the message of the piece I can sip my whiskey (served neat) and resort to an automatic script of nods, chuckles, and equally derivative but far more appreciated "scholarly" comments.
 
2013-09-29 04:18:31 PM

SR_NightBane: Boring, derivative crap the intelligentsia glom on to in an effort to show how revolutionary they are, and how totally they buy in to the revisionist/deconstructionist paradigm. The problem isn't the message but that it is cookie-cutter art photography. I've seen the same sort of stuff at mixers for a certain sort of professional so many times that when the host invariably starts prattling about the message of the piece I can sip my whiskey (served neat) and resort to an automatic script of nods, chuckles, and equally derivative but far more appreciated "scholarly" comments.


Why does everyone insist on using this word lately?  We must euthanize the word glom.  It is the only logical course of action.
 
2013-09-29 04:24:47 PM
I generally enjoy most forms of art, including photography.  However, this stuff just really doesn't do anything for me.  Really just seems pretentious and cliche' to me.
 
2013-09-29 04:26:09 PM
My favorite winner this year.

http://www.macfound.org/fellows/892/

Carl Haber
Audio Preservationist
Senior Scientist, Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA
 
2013-09-29 04:28:36 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Really? Labeling white males as evil, worthless components of society is all it takes to be considered a "genius" these days? Huh no shiat


Can you link to an example of this happening? Maybe you've studied more of her work than I have, but I haven't seen her call anyone "evil, worthless components of society."
 
2013-09-29 04:32:48 PM
These are the same people that tell trannies they are normal.
 
2013-09-29 04:35:45 PM

Gergesa: SR_NightBane: Boring, derivative crap the intelligentsia glom on to in an effort to show how revolutionary they are, and how totally they buy in to the revisionist/deconstructionist paradigm. The problem isn't the message but that it is cookie-cutter art photography. I've seen the same sort of stuff at mixers for a certain sort of professional so many times that when the host invariably starts prattling about the message of the piece I can sip my whiskey (served neat) and resort to an automatic script of nods, chuckles, and equally derivative but far more appreciated "scholarly" comments.

Why does everyone insist on using this word lately?  We must euthanize the word glom.  It is the only logical course of action.


Regional thing for me. Heard it a lot growing up and so it worked it's way in to my lexicon. Going back to the topic of the article... I'm just not impressed. I'm a writer, it isn't my only means of providing for myself and I'm not turning my particular genre on it's head but my short fiction and essays have been generally well received. I write mostly science fiction, histories and essays on a variety of topics but my favorites are science a speculative pieces. Since my views are generally progressive I suppose it shouldn't surprise me that when I'm invited to a function it is assumed I fit the modern definition of a liberal, but in actuality my views tend more towards Jeffersonian or even Jacksonian individual liberty. A view point currently out of favor with the intelligentsia's group-think and so perhaps I am biased but I find the current crop of "genius" artists tiresome. It apes questioning the traditional norms without any substance to the question, while the style suggests a certain sophistication it is empty, even effete.
 
2013-09-29 04:50:16 PM

uber humper: clipboard: Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.

Meh, did you learn anything? Do you see anything in a new light?

Does she point out things that need to be pointed out. ie:
 how the lack of family structure leaves kids dead in gang battlefields


Yes. In 2011. The series was called "Operation: Activate"

http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/operation-activate.html
 
2013-09-29 04:51:14 PM

Lidocaine: I generally enjoy most forms of art, including photography.  However, this stuff just really doesn't do anything for me.  Really just seems pretentious and cliche' to me.


Bingo
It seems to mean something to rich liberal that suffers from class/race guilt.  But to most humans that just enjoy art for it's beauty, it just sort of goes over our heads.  Maybe we aren't smart enough to feel bad about stuff that happened a lifetime ago between people we don't know, or something.
 
2013-09-29 04:53:18 PM

craigdamage: Yeah.

White men built ancient roads that still stand today, invented numerous vaccines that aid humanity, split the atom, pioneered most modern advancements in ALL areas(travel-communication-electronics-exploration-medicine and science)
but since we have these awful rednecks who did some terrible things we are solely known as the "race that INVENTED slavery and racism"


What photo are you referring to?
 
2013-09-29 04:53:40 PM

MonoChango: Lidocaine: I generally enjoy most forms of art, including photography.  However, this stuff just really doesn't do anything for me.  Really just seems pretentious and cliche' to me.

Bingo
It seems to mean something to rich liberal that suffers from class/race guilt.  But to most humans that just enjoy art for it's beauty, it just sort of goes over our heads.  Maybe we aren't smart enough to feel bad about stuff that happened a lifetime ago between people we don't know, or something.


You're talking about the Highland Purges, right?
 
2013-09-29 04:55:54 PM
NSFW? C'mon, we all know African bewbs don't count.
 
2013-09-29 05:00:35 PM
Ignorant Fark Art Critics UNITE!!!!!
 
2013-09-29 05:19:02 PM
Not to change the subject, but I spent many an hour in the bathroom with a National Geograpic with photos like those!!
(Officially not a racist)
 
2013-09-29 05:20:27 PM

seelorq: Ignorant Fark Art Critics UNITE!!!!!


Come-on.  You can discount the pseudo-intellectualism that is rampant around here.  These are the schmucks that are seduced by any product that has the word "smart" in its name or tagline.
 
2013-09-29 05:21:51 PM

laars: Not to change the subject, but I spent many an hour in the bathroom with a National Geograpic with photos like those!!
(Officially not a racist)


Protip: with glossy paper make sure to rub it for a minute before wiping.
 
2013-09-29 05:34:20 PM

uber humper: clipboard: Look, I know some of you folks don't like this sort of thing. That's why there's Bob Ross and his happy trees, and "starving artist sales" of motel room art. See? Something for everyone.

Meh, did you learn anything? Do you see anything in a new light?

Does she point out things that need to be pointed out. ie:
 how low expectations are destroying African Americans' future
 how the welfare state doesn't bring people out of poverty but just keeps them in a stasis
 how the lack of family structure leaves kids dead in gang battlefields


Let's see, is it, "Meh, black people's problems." Or is that not allowed?  I know there's a lot of "one-way streets", here on Fark.
 
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