Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – TRUE PICTURES? CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CANADA AND THE USA, Sprengel Museum Hannover, 2021

Carrie Mae WeemsTrue Pictures? Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA06.11.2021 - 13.02.2022
Sprengel Museum Hannover

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

Photo © Herling/Herling

31 available works

The Sprengel Museum Hannover is hosting TRUE PICTURES?, a major show that – for the first time on this scale – is presenting key developments and trends in Canadian and US photography from 1980 to the present. Among 36 artists occupying a roughly 2000 sqm space are Cindy Sherman, Walead Beshty, Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Wall, Nan Goldin, Martine Gutierrez and Deana Lawson.

At the beginning of the 20th century, North American photography was considered groundbreaking for the development of an artistic visual language for the medium. This pioneering role was largely lost due to the evolution of photography in Europe from the 1980s onwards. American photography no longer served as a model for younger artists – in this situation, awareness of it also drifted out of the spotlight.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – TRUE PICTURES? CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CANADA AND THE USA, Sprengel Museum Hannover, 2021