Rebeccas Guernica!

Talk about found art

So in 1900, white people were condescending (stupid, condescending, white bleedinghearts!) to black people? Think of the alternatives!

It seems odd for Weems to pick on the Institute—even in this half-assed fashion—when there remains, 100 years later, actual raw, visceral, bloody injustice to decry. She could start by taking Benetton's magazine spread on death-row inmates, blowing up the pictures, and inserting her name in the title of each.

"Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project" at Cal State Long Beach's University Art Museum, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 985-5761. Through April 21. Open Tues.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Free.
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