Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY

Carrie Mae WeemsThe Shape of Things02.12. - 31.12.2021
Park Avenue Armory, NY

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

Photos ©Stephanie Berger

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Carrie Mae Weems, an artist who has consistently and poignantly addressed the conditions of race in the United States, will create a multi-work installation and series of performances titled The Shape of Things.

Weems’ unflinching gaze at what she describes as the “pageantry” and “circus-like” quality of contemporary American political life find form in a series of large-scale installations and a cyclorama (a panoramic image on the inside of a cylindrical platform) of six to eight projections of new and existing film footage where Weems addresses the turmoil of current events and the “long march forward.” Suggestive of a 19th-century carnival with dioramas based on spontaneous street memorials, peep shows, and a Pepper’s Ghost, The Shape of Things is an incisive, powerfully emotional, and critical reflection on events both deeply embedded in American culture and history and the explosive events of the past year.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – The Shape of Things – Park Avenue Armory, NY