Attention and Testimony in Works by Lorna Simpson (virtual)

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 2 – 3 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, January 6, 2 pm • RSVP
Friday, January 8, 12 pm • RSVP


Contemporary photographer Lorna Simpson first became known in the 1980s for work that confronted race, gender, and history.

These two participatory conversations—co-led by Sam Ramos, Art Institute educator, and Aneesah Ettress, curatorial and academic engagement intern at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art—consider Simpson’s combination of large-scale, multi-panel photographs and paired text in order to put word and image into a poetic dialogue.