Featuring over 30 bodies of work, including extensive photographic projects, videos, and installations, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition in Germany of the artist Carrie Mae Weems. Weems is one of the most important and influential contemporary artists in the United States, whose impact extends far beyond the art scene.
A major concern of the exhibition is the interrogation of dominant historical narratives as they are generated by monuments, architecture, art, language, or mass media, especially photography. The history of violence due to race, gender and class is counter-read by histories of resistance, in which the body, rituals, spirits and spirituality take a central role.
Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland, Oregon, USA, lives in Syracuse, New York, USA.
She is one of the most important and influential contemporary artists in the United States, whose impact extends far beyond the art scene. In 2014, she was the first African American artist to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Weems works in and between the realms of photography, video, poetry and performance.
A central theme of her work is the body—especially the body of the oppressed and marginalized—whose grace, beauty, vulnerability, and strength she celebrates.
Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at U.S. and international museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Mac Arthur Fellowship and is currently an artist in residence with the Park Avenue Armory program.
Portrait by Jerry Klineberg
The Evidence of Things Not Seen is organized by the Württembergischer Kunstverein in collaboration with Fundación Mapfre (Madrid, Barcelona) and generously supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes as well as the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
In cooperation with the German-American Center Stuttgart.
Special Tours for School Classes
As part of our school program, we offer guided, interactive tours through the exhibition. Together with our American guides, students will explore the sociopolitical relevance of Carrie Mae Weems' art.
Freitag, 01.04., 19:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Opening: Carrie Mae Weems - The Evidence of Things Not Seen
Samstag, 02.04., 13:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Kick-off event: Carrie Mae Weems