Artist Talk: Carrie Mae Weems

Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau, Eventfoyer
Ven, avril 5, 2024
18.15 – 19.45 h
Participation gratuite, billet nécessaire via le lien de billetterie (COMPLET !)
En anglais. Carrie Mae Weems donnera une conférence principale sur les projets en cours et participera à une discussion avec les invités du réseau SankofaRisin'.

Guests from the SankofaRisin’ Fund :

Patrick Gusset, Art-academic-hybrid Performanceworker, SankofaRisin'-Ambassador at Theater Basel
Olivia James, African Fashion Night and Ethnicity Art Gallery
Sandra Knecht, Artist
Ananda Jade, Co-founder Hybrid Project Space

Moderated by Marilyn Umurungi, freelance curator/art and cultural researcher

Carrie Mae Weems was born in Portland, Ore., in 1953. She studied dance, then photography and folklore studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She attracted notice in the early 1980s with photographic works that questioned the cultural representation of Black people and others, including Kitchen Table Series (1990). In 2014, Weems was the first African-American artist to present a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Weems’s art has been exhibited on a regular basis in the U.S. since the 1990s. Renowned institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Tate Britain, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, have acquired her works for their collections. Weems was honored with the Bernd and Hilla Becher Prize of the City of Düsseldorf in 2022 and the Hasselblad Foundation’s prestigious Hasselblad Award in Gothenburg in 2023.

The SankofaRisin’ Fund brings to life ideas designed to connect and empower individuals. Initiated by Tabea R. Weber, the fund creates environments that engage with Afro-perspectives and honor the connection to one's roots in the context of multiple affiliations. The concept, "Carrie Mae Weems and Us," encourages participants to relate their own experiences and work—both within and outside the art world—to that of the artist.
The SankofaRisin’ Fund

The event takes place on the occasion of the exhibition «Carrie Mae Weems. The Evidence of Things Not Seen» at Kunstmuseum Basel (on view through April 7, 2024). The conversation following the artist talk was initiated by The SankofaRisin’ Fund.

Performativer Rundgang: Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Ven, avril 5., 2024
4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Participation gratuite, billet nécessaire via le lien de billetterie (COMPLET !)

En allemand. Kann eine Ausstellung ein Gedicht sein? Welche Gefühle löst Kunst in mir aus und wie bringe ich sie auf Papier? Ein performativer Rundgang von jungen Poet:innen durch die Ausstellung «Carrie Mae Weems. The Evidence of Things Not Seen» in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Wortstellwerk Basel.

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