Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

\Radcliffe Bailey
Nick Cave
Barkley L. Hendricks
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Lorraine O’Grady
Dread Scott
Carrie Mae Weems
Black Matters
curated by Octavio Zaya
16.09. - 04.11.2017

Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York

Maria Magdalena Campos Pons, *1959 in Matanzas, Cuba,
lives and works in Cuba

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Some things and some words can carry meanings that have larger lives of their own, regardless of the meanings that we ordinarily ascribe to them.

But unless we are parts of these things – such as social bodies or movements – or use those words in a historically specific way, we cannot pretend that we have the authority to speak in their names, in the case of things, nor can we deny their intrinsic history, in the case of words. The exhibition Black Matters originates in this understanding, and follows a direction that does not try to approach the subject in a vacuum, beyond history, nor does it try to speak for the subject.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

Works Carrie Mae Weems

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

Carrie Mae Weems

Untitled (Woman walking along railroad tracks) (2003)
Gelatin silver print
Framed 52,7 x 52,7 x 4,44 cm
Edition 2 of 5 + 2 AP
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

Carrie Mae Weems

Gelatin silver print (2002)
Framed 79,05 x 79,05 x 5,1 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

Carrie Mae Weems

Silver print with text on mat (1997)
Framed 62,86 x 52,7 x 4,11 cm
Edition 2 of 5, with 2 AP
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Works María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Untitled #3 (2017)
Ink and watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper
160 x 115 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems, María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Black Matters group exhibition

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Untitled #5 (2017)
Watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper
140 x 115 cm
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