Artist Lorna Simpson at Parsons on Wednesday, December 5th

Lorna Simpson will be speaking at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC.

From the Parsons website:

Fine Arts Lecture Series: Lorna Simpson

Wednesday, December 5th
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Swayduck Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue

Ticket Price: Free

Lorna Simpson first became known in the mid-1980s, for confronting and challenging conventional views toward gender, identity, culture, history, and memory with her large-scale photograph and text works that are both formally elegant and subtly provocative. Simpson uses the African-American woman to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in such important international exhibitions as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. She has been the subject of numerous articles, catalogue essays, and a monograph published by Phaidon Press. She had her first mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Open to all.”

Click here to read an interview with Simpson conducted in 1999 on the Walker Art Center’s website.

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