Lorna Simpson


Lorna Simpson: Momentum (film still), 2010, courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, © Lorna Simpson.

Exhibition, Haus Der Kunst Munich, Germany, until 02 February 2014.
Born in Brooklyn, Simpson became well known in the mid-1980s for her conceptually rigorous and language driven large-scale works combining photographs and text, and employing the figure of the African-American woman to challenge conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history, and memory, and examining the ways in which these shape interactions, relationships, and experiences. In the mid-1990s, she began creating large multi-panel photographs printed on felt, mostly accompanied by text panels indicating different locations and intimate encounters. In the last fifteen years, she turned to film and video works in which individuals engage in enigmatic conversations that seem to address the mysteries of both identity and desire. All are presented here.