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Carrie Mae Weems, The Glenstone #1, 2018 © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Special 02.04. – 21.08.2022

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

An Exhibition by Carrie Mae Weems

Veranstaltungsreihe/Event Series


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.

Good news: The exhibition was extended and will now be on display through August 21, 2022!

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.


Veranstaltungen/Events

The Evidence of Things Not Seen
Exhibition
Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2 Entrance Glastrakt/Stauffenbergstrasse, 70173 Stuttgart
Duration: April 2 until August 21, 2022
Entrance: 5 Euro/3 Euro reduced - NEW: free admissions on Wednesdays!
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11 am - 6 pm, Wed: 11 am - 8 pm

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
Exhibition Opening

Samstag, 02.04., 13:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Kick-off event: Carrie Mae Weems
Special Event 

Donnerstag, 05.05., 19:00 Uhr, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Kitchen Table Talk
Diskussionsrunde

Samstag, 14.05., 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Went Looking for Carrie Mae Weems
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Donnerstag, 02.06., 19:00 Uhr, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Kitchen Table Talk
Diskussionsrunde

Samstag, 11.06., 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Went Looking for Carrie Mae Weems
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Mittwoch, 22.06., 18:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
The Things We Have to Face:
Diskriminierungskritische Perspektiven auf Kunst, Schule und Unterricht
Teacher Training

Samstag, 02.07., 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Went Looking for Carrie Mae Weems
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Mittwoch, 06.07., 18:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
America Explained Special: #BlackLivesMatter
Presentation 

Donnerstag, 07.07., 19:00 Uhr, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Kitchen Table Talk
Discussion

Samstag, 30.07., 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Went Looking for Carrie Mae Weems
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)