Simone Leigh, Head with Identity Formations

Mar 26, 2012, 6:00pm
The Skylight Room (9100)

Radical Freedom: Feminist Collaborations and Hybrid Aesthetics

Chitra Ganesh, Simone Leigh

What is freedom and how is it expressed in contemporary art? What is the relationship between experimental aesthetics and radical politics? Artists and collaborators Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh engage in conversation about radical notions of freedom, its expression, its embodiment, its mythology and its future. Both have earned wide acclaim for producing arresting art works across a range of forms including painting, sculpture, animation, video collage, installation and performance. Drawing on vast cultural archives, Ganesh and Leigh create layered, transgressive works from buried relics and stories. Shelly Eversley (English, Baruch College) will serve as moderator. Chitra Ganesh’s art has been shown at PS1/MoMA, MOCA Shanghai, and Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbaind. Simone Leigh's art has appeared at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Kitchen, and Rush Arts Gallery.

Co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Seminar in the Humanities