#5WomenArtists Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists today, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power in her work. Though mostly known as a photographer, Weems has challenged the medium and expanded her focus, which now includes multi-media performances (including PAST TENSE, coming to CPA in April).
In PAST TENSE, acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems constructs an eloquent and essential examination into our brutal present. Her observations on justice and the right to peace are inspired by the story of the Greek tragedy Antigone, in which a woman fights for the right to bury her brother honorably. April 10 at UNC’s Memorial Hall.
Batsheva Dance Company’s VENEZUELA has been described as an experience in which “the familiar meets the unfamiliar… sublime” by TimeOut magazine. On April 2, they’ll bring their signature style of dance to Chapel Hill, in a performance that tells a mysterious story that mesmerizes, unsettles, and astounds.
Mitsuko Uchida started playing the piano at three years old. She gave her first professional recital at the age of 14. Five decades later, Uchida reigns as one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of the Classical and Baroque eras. See this master live as she conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from her piano on March 27 at Memorial Hall.
Did you know that renowned violinist Gil Shaham plays on a Stradivarius violin worth $5 Million?! Nicknamed “Countess Polignac,” the instrument was built in 1699 and still sounds fantastic! You can see Gil play this beauty in person on April 5 at Memorial Hall.