Carrie Mae WeemsGrief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America17.02. - 06.06.2021
New Museum, New York
Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York
Curated by Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) and presented with curatorial support from advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn Ligon, and Mark Nash
Photos © Dario Lasagni17 available works
“Grief and Grievance” will be an intergenerational exhibition, bringing together thirty-seven artists working in a variety of mediums who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to the national emergency of racist violence experienced by Black communities across America.
The exhibition will further consider the intertwined phenomena of Black grief and a politically orchestrated white grievance, as each structures and defines contemporary American social and political life. “Grief and Grievance” will comprise works encompassing video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, and performance made in the last decade, along with several key historical works and a series of new commissions created in response to the concept of the exhibition.Read more