Grace Notes: Reflections for Now Friday and Saturday, September 9–10, 8:00 pm Yale University Theatre, 222 York Street
PERFORMANCES Grace Notes: Reflections for Now Friday and Saturday, September 9–10, 8:00 pm University Theatre, 222 York Street Acclaimed photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems presents a powerful and provocative new work—rooted in poetry and her stunning projections and featuring music, song, and the spoken word—that examines themes of social justice, race, and identity. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, has spent a lifetime reflecting on these issues and addresses them with a force and clarity unmatched in contemporary art. Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, originally conceived as a response to President Barack Obama’s singing of “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, brings together a cast of extraordinary artists from different disciplines. In the current climate of civic and political unrest, Weems asks and explores complicated questions about the meaning of grace and its role in the pursuit of democracy.
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