RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!
A Carrie Mae Weems Project Frost Gallery
September 4 – October 3, 2020
RESIST COVID/ TAKE 6! is a public art campaign by artist Carrie Mae Weems that communicates healthcare messaging and combats the spread of COVID-19. African American, Latino, and Native American communities have been disproportionately impacted by the deadly virus, COVID-19. With a public art campaign, we are promoting preventative measures and dispelling harmful falsehoods about COVID-19, while also paying homage to front-line and essential workers who have placed themselves in harm’s way. The artist-driven project is called RESIST COVID TAKE 6! The “TAKE 6” in the title refers to the recommended six feet of separation in social distancing.
The project, conceived by Carrie Mae Weems and Pierre Loving, brings together a diverse group of artists to project our voices in a way that underscores what’s possible and brings the general public into a conversation of heightened awareness of this problem. The goal is to better the communities in which we live.
“We’ve all been impacted by COVID-19. It’s an ecological health crisis of epic proportion—an international disaster. And yet we have indisputable evidence that people of color have been disproportionately impacted. The death tolls in these communities are staggering. This fact affords the nation an unprecedented opportunity to address the impact of social and economic inequality in real-time. Denial does not solve a problem.” —Carrie Mae Weems
Current Billboard Locations
Fort Worth: 2054 Rosedale St, "No te preocupes, volveremos a darnos la mano" 813 Hemphill St, "Don't worry, we'll hold hands again" 2621 Long Avenue, "La Vida es Bella!" 2100 NE 28th Street, "Life is Beautiful"
Dallas: 2806 E Illinois, "No te preocupes, volveremos a darnos la mano" 3435 E Illinois, "Don't worry, we'll hold hands again" 7065 Great Trinity Forest Way, "Life is Beautiful" 4030 W Davis, "La Vida es Bella!"