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Lorna Simpson

Since the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has produced photographs, drawings, and videos that

juxtapose the figure with text and narrative. Simpson’s highly conceptual work has long dealt with

conventional viewings and performances of racial and sexual politics. Departing from normative

values and the status quo, Simpson reveals that culture and history are constructed and performed;

gesturing towards a more complex viewing of Black subject vs. Black artist and an equally complex

understanding of the self.