Talk: Laurie Simmons with Genevieve Gaignard, Cyrus Dunham, and Hannah Schmitt

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$15 Full / $10 MCA Members / $8 Students

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Laurie Simmons, Yellow Living Room, 1982. Photo: courtesy the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons.

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Laurie Simmons has been cast at times as a “reluctant feminist.” In this conversation, the artist brings together a panel of next-generation thinkers, including her own child, to consider the tension between personal politics and the making of feminist art in a moment when gender is increasingly deconstructed. The discussion will also examine the way in which feminist readings of Simmons's work by younger artists has changed her own perspective on her oeuvre.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator of Public Programs January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.