A reading and lecture with visual artist Lorna Simpson and poet Robin Coste Lewis, followed by a moderated discussion, presented as part of "Why Does Black Art Matter Now?"
Robin Coste Lewis is the author of "Voyage of the Sable Venus" (Knopf, 2015), winner of the National Book Award. She is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California.
Lorna Simpson’s art has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in international exhibitions including the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany, and the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Since first becoming well known in the 1980s, Simpson has questioned memory and representation through her art.
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