"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I’ve done several projects that looked at issues of appropriation and I’ve always thought that it was a legitimate use of material, though I can certainly understand that artists would be upset about that. So I’ve had to negotiate for the use of material. I’ve had controversies around my work, always, and I think it’s actually really important."
-Carrie Mae Weems