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Virtual Talk: Attention and Testimony in Works by Lorna Simpson

January 6, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Contemporary photographer Lorna Simpson first became known in the 1980s for work that confronted race, gender, and history.

This participatory conversation, co-led by Sam Ramos, Art Institute educator, and Aneesah Ettress, curatorial and academic engagement intern at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, considers Simpson’s combination of large-scale, multi-panel photographs and paired text in order to put word and image into a poetic dialogue.


FREE, registration required.

This program is co-presented by the Art Institute of Chicago.


Image: Installation view of Take Care at the Smart Museum, featuring Lorna Simpson, Three Seated Figures, 1989, 3 dye diffusion (Polaroid) prints, 5 engraved plastic plaques. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, The Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2013.32a-h.