‘A way for my subconscious to play’: With her show at Hauser & Wirth, London, Lorna Simpson talks life, work, and being an artist in these times
‘In working with the collages, they’re almost a way for my subconscious to play’: we visit Lorna Simpson in her studio ahead of her exhibition ‘Unanswerable’ at Hauser & Wirth, London.
Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s through her pioneering approach to conceptual photography, which featured striking juxtapositions of text and staged images and raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history. These concerns are reflected in the artist’s expanding and increasingly multi-disciplinary practice today.
Lorna Simpsons’s exhibition ‘Unanswerable’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth, London, from 1 March to 28 April 2018.
A Zapote Production. Courtesy: the artist and Hauser & Wirth.