For The Sake Of The Viewer
1st Edition, 1992
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The catalogue published alongside the first major museum exhibition dedicated to American artist Lorna Simspon’s career. Simpson developed her conceptual approach to photography from her experience working as a documentary photographer throughout the United States, Europe and Africa in the late 1970s. During her time at graduate school, she began to insert her own fractured, ambiguous narratives into photographs that mimicked a documentary style to question the premise of these kinds of images as objective truth. The resulting artworks, often depicting a generic black female figure, invite the viewer to engage in the participatory activity of making sense of her restructured images and text.
Condition: Very good (minor signs of wear to cover and spine)
79 pages, 20 × 28cm