July 15, 2021
The virtual opening event features artist Simone Leigh, the first artist to be commissioned for the High Line Plinth in New York. She will represent the United States at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022.
Leigh will be in conversation with Stephanie Sparling Williams, a Black feminist theorist and associate curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum who serves as curatorial contributor. They’ll discuss the ways that the sculpture honors Black femininity while investigating historical and intersecting ideas of race, beauty, and the association of Black women’s bodies with work. Audience questions are encouraged, so register today.