The Road To Carrington

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The Road To Carrington

A Carrie Mae Weems 2023 Project opens in at The Carr Center Gallery Detroit

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May 7 · 12pm - June 2 · 8pm EDT


the Carr Center Gallery at The Park Shelton 15 E. Kirby Street 1st floor Detroit, MI 48202

About this event

Created by Carrie Mae Weems, one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists, The Road To Carrington, was commissioned by The Carr Center.

This new project is a multi-screen/panel video projection that centers on the breadth of Terri Lyne Carrington’s work. It is not a traditional “documentary”, but rather a conceptual artwork based on the life of the extraordinary woman, musician, artist, activist, and teacher as told through the lens of Weems, the brilliant, award-winning photographer and multi-disciplinary artist.

Determined as ever to "enter the picture"—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.

Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Spain. In 2013 Weems received the MacArthur “Genius” grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Road to Carrington is part of The Female and Non-Binary Gaze section of Shifting The Narrative, Carrington’s groundbreaking multidisciplinary exploration of jazz without the lens of gender bias, developed in collaboration with the Carr Center and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

The Carr Center Performance Studio is located at: 15 E. Kirby St. Detroit, Michigan. The special opening of this project on Sunday May 7th will run from Noon - 5:00 pm. After the opening, normal studio hours will be Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday NOON - 5:00 pm and Friday NOON - 8:00 pm

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