Carrie Mae Weems - Un gran giro de lo posible
Carrie Mae Weems
The Edge of Time – Ancient Rome ,
dfrom the series Roaming , 2006
© Carrie Mae Weems, courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin.

Carrie Mae Weems

A great turn in the possible

From 2022 October 5 to 2023 January 15

Discover the exhibition

C.M. Weems, a multidisciplinary artist, is mainly known for the photographic work she has been developing for nearly forty years. This exhibition reviews chronologically all of her work and aims to underline the way in which Weems approaches photography as ahead of her time and always projects her images into the future with a tireless sense of hope.

From her first photographs, focused on family and friends, she gradually develops a broader vision that questions history and stereotypes while questioning those who wield power over those who cannot defend themselves. Weems’ works speak of violence that is exerted deliberately, but at the same time leaves room for scenes of intimacy and love.

Exhibition co-organizez with Fotocolectania, where other projects by the artist are simultaneously exhibited.

History and Gender

Since her first works Weems has explored issues related to gender identity, sometimes from an intimate and family point of view, as in the Family Pictures & Stories series, understanding the domestic space as the place to present related issues with tradition, family, monogamy or personal relationships. This type of work shows us an artist with a strong political commitment towards the uses and abuses of power in the private sphere. But Weems is not alone in the private space. In her series on Africa, she reflects how the Other has been seen throughout history, understood as someone who is not part of a dominant, white culture, which has created narratives in terms of race, gender and class that do not correspond with the reality of that Other and convey a story of oppression and racism. It is these historical narratives that Weems tries to rework with her work.
“From her early works, Weems has consistently observed everyday experiences and offered visual representation and agency to the community that has historically been deprived of them”.

Elvira Dyangani Ose

Where?

KBr Fundación MAPFRE
Avenida Litoral, 30 – 08005 Barcelona

Times

Monday (except holidays): Closed
Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays): from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“I’m determined to find new models to live by. Aren’t you?”

Carrie Mae Weems