Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect
at the Guggenheim Museum
Artist Hosts Three Days of Art, Activism, Music, Literature, and Performance on April 25–27 in Celebration of Her Current Retrospective
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(NEW YORK, NY – March 26, 2014) – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect, a weekend of public programs that includes interviews, music, panels, spoken word, videos, and other performances. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, assembles an all-star cast of activists, artists, musicians, writers, and other internationally renowned guests in a series of museum sessions on the occasion of the current retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view at the Guggenheim through May 14. Co-hosted by Weems and Carl Hancock Rux, a poet, playwright, and recording artist, this multidisciplinary performance-salon focuses on contemporary cultural production by people of color in the areas of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual art, and the discourses around this production. Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Aja Monet will punctuate the proceedings with poetry and manifesto readings. Program details, ticketing information, and access to the livestream are available on guggenheim.org/weemslive.