In Conversation: Amy Sherald, Ekow Eshun and Jenni Sorkin

London

In celebration of Amy Sherald’s first solo show in Europe, curator Ekow Eshun and art historian Jenni Sorkin join Sherald at Hauser & Wirth London to discuss the artist’s practice and the relevance of her work within the canon of historical portraiture. Featuring a series of small-scale and monumental portraits across both the gallery’s London spaces, this presentation is the artist’s largest to date with the gallery. Sherald is acclaimed for her paintings of Black Americans at leisure that have become landmarks in the grand tradition of social portraiture—a tradition that for too long excluded the Black men, women, families, and artists whose lives have been inextricable from public and politicised narratives.

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In Conversation: Lorna Simpson, Thelma Golden, and Zora Simpson Casebere

New York, 69th Street

On the occasion of ‘Lorna Simpson. 1985 – 92,’ the artist joins Thelma Golden, Chief Curator and Director of The Studio Museum, and Zora Simpson Casebere in conversation at our New York, 69th Street gallery. Please enjoy the opportunity to hear from a personal perspective about the works on view in a conversation largely centered around work that Zora Simpson Casebere, Lorna Simpson’s daughter, has grown up knowing, but in many cases never seen in person.

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