@ The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60603
Opening Tuesday, March 20th, from 6PM - 7:30PM
This event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Simone Leigh’s practice incorporates sculpture, video, and installation informed by her ongoing exploration of Black female subjectivity and ethnography. Her objects often employ materials and forms traditionally associated with African art; her performance-influenced installations create spaces where historical precedent and self-determination comingle. Through her investigations of visual overlaps between cultures, time periods, and geographies, she confronts and examines ideas of the female body, race, beauty, and community.
Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Office of Engagement, Homan Square
Image: Simone Leigh, Panama (detail), 2017, terracotta, porcelain, epoxy, and glass beads, 31 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York
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