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Barbican Centre

Close to the hotel you will find a world-class arts and learning centre like no other.

Carrie Mae Weems: Reflections for Now is currently exhibting.

Explore the work and career of Carrie Mae Weems in this first major UK exhibition dedicated to one of the most influential American artists working today.

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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***** Evening Standard ***** The i 

**** The Guardian **** The Observer **** The Telegraph 

‘Huge, historic, enthralling’ – The Observer 

‘Carrie Mae Weems deserves our fullest attention’ – Financial Times 

‘A transcendent show’ – Evening Standard 





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