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LORNA SIMPSON IN CONVERSATION

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This week at the Whitney, Lorna Simpson and Elizabeth Alexander will discuss the artist’s new book LORNA SIMPSON COLLAGES.

“Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet, Simpson’s collages explore the richly nuanced language of hair—as Alexander writes in her introduction: ‘Black women’s hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors.’ ”*

After the Q & A, Simpson will sign books.

 

LORNA SIMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH ALEXANDER, Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 pm.

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City.

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Above: Lorna Simpson, Document journal cover, issue 12, Spring–Summer 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Document.

Below: Image credit Chronicle Books.

Lorna Simpson photograph.

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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott

Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl Kirchwey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Glyn Maxwell, Caryl Phillips, and Als in this celebration and remembrance of the late poet.

 

A CELEBRATION OF DEREK WALCOTT, Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 pm.

KAUFMANN CONCERT HALL, 92ND STREET Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City.

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Derek Walcott. Photograph by Horst Toppe, Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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