Goodman Gallery Johannesburg announces Over Time, Carrie Mae Weems’ first solo exhibition on the continent.
Weems is considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists. Using photography, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation and video, Weems compels viewers to actively consider how the world is structured, bringing to light systems of oppression and inequality while exploring the relationships between power, class, race and gender.
Over Time presents several bodies of work, which look at these themes in relation to how the past comes to bear on the present. In this regard, Weems reflects on history in order to engage with the present and question where we might be going.
Weems is the recipient of various prestigious awards, grants and fellowships, including the BET Honors Visual Artist award, the MacArthur “Genius” grant, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Prix de Roma, among others. Her work is held in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Those interested are invited to join the exhibition opening at 11am for a glass of champagne.
Over Time is accompanied by an installation of Kudzanai Chiurai’s extensive collection of vinyl records, which include a selection of Zimbabwean Chimurenga and South African anti-apartheid struggle music, as well as rare recordings of speeches by Ian Smith, Kwame Nkrumah, Mobutu Sese Seko, Dr Martin Luther King and a dramatic re-enactment of the trial of Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale.
Venue: Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Time: Tue to Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm | Sat 9.30am to 4pm