Leigh’s transformation of the US National Pavilion is no immersive installation, but rather a proposal in sculpture, and by sculpture.
In Historic First, Simone Leigh and Sonia Boyce Win Venice Biennale’s Golden Lions
They are the first Black women to represent their countries in the international exhibition.
Simone Leigh Will Represent the US at the 2022 Venice Biennale
The New York-based artist will be the first Black woman to represent the country at the prestigious exhibition.
The High Line Wants You to Weigh in on Its Next Public Sculptures
From playful to political, there are 80 options by artists including Nick Cave, Mona Hatoum, and Wang Sishun.
“We Feel Very Betrayed”: Community Protests Replacement for J. Marion Sims Monument
Local stakeholders from the Beyond Sims Committee objected to a vote by a panel of judges appointed by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
Simone Leigh, Wangechi Mutu, Kehinde Wiley, and Vinnie Bagwell In the Running for New Central Park Memorial
The artists were selected as finalists to replace a statue of J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century doctor who conducted violent surgeries on enslaved Black women.
Simone Leigh’s Debris of Silence
Simone Leigh’s work, on view at the Guggenheim Museum, is inhibiting in a particularly difficult way: it doesn’t seduce; it doesn’t explain, it doesn’t rely on interpretation; it doesn’t care what I think.
Probing the Proper Grounds for Criticism in the Wake of the 2019 Whitney Biennial
In the wake of numerous critiques regarding the lack of perceived “radicality” in the Whitney Biennial, a critic analyzes the implications of artist Simone Leigh’s response.
The Overdue Skyrocketing of Simone Leigh
Simone Leigh’s chief subject is, in her own terms, “black female subjectivity,” hardly a predominant theme in an art world that has skewed way white and male since its inception.
The Political Resonance of Contemporary Sculpture
Sculpture at Luhring Augustine posits contemporary sculpture as a corrective to politically regressive monuments in the United States.
Guggenheim Announces Shortlist for 2018 Hugo Boss Prize
The artists being considered for one of the most prestigious and substantial prizes in contemporary art are “exploring urgent social issues, and providing new artistic vocabulary through which to examine personal and universal themes.”
From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks
A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area.