Attention and Testimony in Works by Lorna Simpson (virtual)

Friday, Jan 8, 2021 12 – 1 pm

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.