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As winner of the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim, Simone Leigh (b. 1968, Chicago) will be featured in the forthcoming solo exhibition, Loophole of Retreat, opening April 19, 2019 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Additionally, in 2017 Leigh was awarded the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Wein Artist Prize. This June, she will install Brick House, the largest freestanding sculpture yet commissioned by the High Line (for their new, fantastically named “Plinth” program), which will stand in marked contrast to, or perhaps even defiance of, its Hudson Yards architectural surroundings.

Although she considers herself primarily as having an object-based practice, exploring black female subjectivity and ethnography, some of Leigh’s most ambitious works have been in the realm of social practice. One such example was her Free People’s Medical Clinic, part of Creative Time’s sprawling 2014 program Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn in conjunction with the Weeksville Heritage Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant. For the 2015 Creative Time Summit, Leigh spoke about the project.

Museums

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MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

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MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

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MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

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MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

3:18

GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

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GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

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GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
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GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
3:49

GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

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VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

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STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

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STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

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STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

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VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

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LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

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COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

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LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

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COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

7:53

VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

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MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

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MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

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MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

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MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

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MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code