Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim – New York

Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim – New York

January 24 through May 14, 2014

– “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,” traces the evolution of socially motivated artist Carrie Mae Weems whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, class and the global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, the retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking, “Kitchen Table Series,” from 1990, but also presents written texts, audio recordings, and videos which survey Weems’s career over the last 30 years, from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the more conceptual and philosophically complex works that have placed her at the forefront of contemporary art.

Although Weems employs a variety of means to address an array of issues, all of her work displays an overarching commitment to better understanding the present by closely examining history and identity. And while African Americans are typically her primary subjects, the artist’s work also contains a desire for universality with people of color representing the human multitudes and for the art to resonate with all audiences no matter their race, creed, gender or orientation.

 

"Kitchen Table Series" (1990) - Carrie Mae Weems

“Kitchen Table Series” (1990) – Carrie Mae Weems


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

1071 5TH AVENUE (AT 89TH STREET)

NEW YORK, NY  10128

(212) 423-3587

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:45 P.M.

OPEN SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 7:45 P.M.

CLOSED ON THURSDAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$22 FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$18 FOR A SENIOR TICKET.

$18 FOR A STUDENT TICKET.

FREE FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH ON SATURDAYS FROM 5:45 P.M. TO 7:45 P.M.

 

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