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Private Tour of Simone Leigh Exhibition, ICA (10:30)

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10:30 AM
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston  02210
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Private Tour of Simone Leigh Exhibition, ICA

Simone Leigh (b. 1967, Chicago) represented the United States at the 2022 Venice Biennale, one of the largest and most important contemporary art exhibitions in the world. Selections from Leigh’s landmark Venice presentation are making their U.S. premiere in Boston, joined by key works from throughout her career, providing a holistic understanding of the artist’s production in ceramic, bronze, and video. This exhibition offers visitors a timely opportunity to experience the complex and profoundly moving work of this groundbreaking artist.

Clay forms the basis of most of Leigh’s artworks, including her bronze sculptures, which are first modeled in clay. The artist pushes the medium’s possibilities through scale and method, challenging conventional, hierarchical fine arts histories, which can still attach to ceramics associations around women’s labor, decoration, domestic crafts, and utility. This exhibition traces the artist’s unique visual language through signature motifs, including cowrie shells, braiding, rosettes, face vessels, and eyeless faces. Through Leigh’s re-performing of these forms in varying materials and scales, new structures of thought and meanings emerge, each consistently centering the experiences and intellectual labor of Black femmes.

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*Participants will have the option to join members for lunch at Gather following the tour.

The visit lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes including arrival and check-in.

Meet at the ICA
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, 02210
Red Line to the Silver Line, Waterfront stop

BHV members and their guests. $24; ($14 for ICA Members- let the office know if you're an ICA member)