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Audio described tour of Carrie Mae Weems: Reflections for Now

Still from Cyclorama – The Shape of Things: A Video in 7 Parts, 2021 . © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York / Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin.

Audio Described Tour of Carrie Mae Weems: Reflections for Now, suitable for blind and partially sighted visitors, led by Harry Baxter who will describe key works on display. 

Carrie Mae Weems is celebrated for her exploration of identity, power, desire and social justice through work that challenges representations of race, gender, and class. The largest presentation of the artist’s multi-disciplinary work in the UK to date, this exhibition brings together photographs, films and installations spanning over three decades.

Weems came to prominence in the early 1980s through photographic work that questioned how the representation of the Black subject, particularly within the US, has historically reproduced systemic racism and inequality. The exhibition captures the performative and cinematic nature of her practice, from the iconic Kitchen Table Series (1990) to the epic film installation The Shape of Things (2021) focusing on the history of violence in the United States.

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