March 6 :: SIGNS & GRIPS: artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

Dunham II view 1 smallerSigns & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines
March 6, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

Simone Leigh, multimedia artist
Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University
Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations that are informed by her interest in African art, ethnographic research, feminism and performance. In this talk, Leigh discusses her work, Signs and Grips (on view at the New Museum’s 2017 show Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon) with NYU performance studies scholar Malik Gaines. Leigh and Gaines situate this latest work in light of the questions that have long concerned Leigh about race and reproduction, black women’s collective labor, organizing, and strategies for self-defense.
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

This event is free & open to the public. Venue is accessible. For more information, please contact NYU CSGS at csgs(at) or 212-992-9540.
Facebook event page here.
Co-Sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Contemporary Art Research Collaborative; Department of Art and Art ProfessionsDepartment of Art HistoryDepartment of Performance Studies; and Institute of Fine Arts.
image: Simone Leigh, Dunham II, 2017
Terracotta, graphite, and steel
41 1/2 x 22 x 23 inches
(105.4 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm)
© Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York