UCLA’s Center for the Art Performance welcomes artist Carrie Mae Weems in Past Tense, a refreshed look at the story of Antigone —including a greek chorus, musicians, a poet, dancer and screen projections. Featuring spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux, singers Elsa Davis, Imani Uzuri Alicia Hall Moran and dancer Vinson Fraley, as well as Weems herself, the visual compilation explores social justice, violence, gender, politics, and personal identity.
Carrie Mae Weems is a prolific contemporary artist and photographer who was the first African-American woman to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim. Her work, which insists on the worth of black women, explores themes of family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power.
Carrie Mae Weems
March 8, 2019 at CAP UCLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015