Thu 24 May 2018, 7 pm
The Underground Museum, Los Angeles
In collaboration with The Underground Museum, we invite you to join us for a conversation between artist Lorna Simpson and The Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden. The talk celebrates the release of ‘Lorna Simpson Collages’, a new monograph published by Chronicle Books, and a special presentation of new and recent collages by the artist on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
The conversation will take place at The Underground Museum, which is located at 3508 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90018.
This drop-in event is free and not ticketed, however, space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in begins at The Underground Museum at 7 pm.
Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, where she continues to live and work. Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s through her pioneering approach to conceptual photography, which featured striking juxtapositions of text and staged images and raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history.
Simpson has participated in numerous museum exhibitions and international projects such as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York NY, Documenta 8 and 11, Kassel, Germany, and the 44th and 56th Venice Biennales. ‘Lorna Simpson. Unanswerable’ marked the artist’s inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London and featured work across three different media: painting, photographic collage and sculpture.
Thelma Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, the world’s leading institution devoted to visual art by artists of African descent. Her curatorial experience includes a decade at the Whitney Museum of American Art, during which time she organized numerous groundbreaking exhibitions, including ‘Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in American Art, in 1994.’
Under her leadership since 2000, the Studio Museum has gained increased renown as a global leader in the exhibition of contemporary art, a centre for innovative education, and a cultural anchor in the Harlem community. Golden is an authority on contemporary art by artists of African descent and an active lecturer and panelist speaking about contemporary art and culture at national and international institutions.