On the occasion of the exhibition CARRIE MAE WEEMS—THE SHAPE OF THINGS at the Park Avenue Armory, a convening and concert series will “activate the Armory with a wide range of conversations, presentations, and performances featuring artists, poets, singers, dancers, thinkers, and scholars sharing work and exploring some of the most urgent issues facing society today.”
The event—LAND OF BROKEN DREAMS—includes an opening night concert by Somi, and two days of convening followed by two additional concerts featuring Vijay Iyer, Arooj Aftab, Linda May Han Oh, Terri Lyne Carrington and Lisa Fischer.
In addition to Weems, daytime convening participants include Laura Anderson Barbata, Naomi Beckwith, Dawoud Bey, Tina Campt, Helga Davis, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Torkwase Dyson, Ja’Tovia Gary, vanessa german, Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Carl Hancock Rux, Francesca Harper, Nona Hendryx, Cathy Park Hong, Sky Hopinka, Jennifer Hsu, Ben Jealous, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Tyler Mitchell, aja monet, Fred Moten, Shirin Neshat, Claudia Rankine, Cheryl R. Riley, Antwaun Sargent, Cauleen Smith, Shinique Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Camila Rodríguez Triana, Carmelita Tropicana, Quincy Troupe, Deborah Willis, Simon Wu, and Monica Youn.
See links below for details.
Through December 31
Convening and Concert Series
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 9–11
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th Streets), New York City
Carrie Mae Weems, The Shape of Things, Park Avenue Armory, December 2–31, 2021, from top: Cyclorama—Conditions, . PStephanie Berger/Park Avenue Armory, images © Carrie Mae Weems, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.; Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me, 2012, digital video projection; It’s Over—A Diorama, 2021; ; Seat or Stand and Speak, 2021 (foreground), and Cyclorama—Conditions,