Please join us for a reading by poet Simone White in response to ‘Lorna Simpson. 1985—92′ at Hauser Wirth New York 69th street.
Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s early photography-based output from the 1980s and 90s, in the most comprehensive presentation of this period of the artist’s career since her first major survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1992.
Simone will read from her new book, ‘or, on being the other woman’, and respond to Simpson’s work as an important example for her own experiments with black feminist forms of writing.
About Lorna Simpson
Born in Brooklyn, Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. Simpson’s early work—particularly her striking juxtapositions of text and staged images—raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history that continue to drive the artist’s expanding and multi-disciplinary practice today. She deftly explores the medium’s umbilical relation to memory and history, both central themes within her work.
About Simone White
Simone White is the author of the collections or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), Dear Angel of Death (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem, 2016), and House Envy of All the World (Factory School, 2010). Her poetry and prose have been featured in Artforum, e-flux, Harper’s Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Chicago Review, and The New York Times Book Review, among other places. She teaches in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn.