For over thirty years Carrie Mae Weems, through the use of image, text, film, and video, has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past. As a result of this work, Weems has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships including the MacArthur “Genius” Grant the US State Department’s Medal of Arts; Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; a National Endowment for the Arts grant; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others. Her artwork is included in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. She lives and works in Syracuse, NY. Weems is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Past Tense, a new performance-based work by Weems will be presented by UMS on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 at the Power Center.
Presented with support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the University Musical Society (UMS).