Simone Leigh, Dunham II, 2017

Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations that are informed by her interest in African art, ethnographic research, feminism and performance. In this talk, Leigh discusses her work, Signs and Grips with NYU performance studies scholar Malik Gaines. Leigh and Gaines situate this latest work in light of the questions that have long concerned Leigh about race and reproduction, black women’s collective labor, organizing, and strategies for self-defense.


Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
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New York, NY 10003