"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Race and class have always, for me, been deeply linked. Do you understand what I’m trying to get at? That all of this has not been in vain; that indeed there are some other ways to be—and that maybe it really points to the declining significance of race. And so what we’re really up against is not so much race any more as the main issue that needs to be negotiated, but rather the question of class that needs to be more illuminated."
-Carrie Mae Weems