Event

Cocktail Reception
with International Artist Honoree Simone Leigh

Join us on the Anderson Ranch campus for a celebration of our 2021 International Artist Honoree Simone Leigh.

Tickets include the following events:

  • Simone Leigh in conversation with Saidiya Hartman
    • Thursday, July 15, 12:30PM, Schermer Meeting Hall
  • Cocktail Reception
    • With Artist Honoree Simone Leigh
    • Friday, July 16, 6PM, Anderson Ranch Quad

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Simone Leigh’s practice incorporates sculpture, video, and installation; all are informed by her ongoing exploration of black female-identified subjectivity. Leigh works in a mode she describes as auto-ethnographic. Her objects often employ materials and forms traditionally associated with African art; her performance- influenced installations create spaces where historical precedent and self-determination commingle. 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.

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Jul 16, 2021


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