Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum on uncertainty and allure in “Remains to be Seen”

PRINT March 2003

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTIAN LEIGH

Alexi Worth

For a six-year run beginning in 1987, CHRISTIAN LEIGH was one of the most visible—and ambitious—independent curators in the international art world. Then he vanished. ALEXI WORTH looks back on an enigmatic impresario of many guises whose disappearance remains as mysterious as Leigh himself.

PRODIGY

In the mid-’90s, around the time that Christian Leigh went underground, or vanished, or worse (the more lurid versions of the story pictured him at the bottom of a Venetian canal), a curious fax began circulating through New York galleries. At the time, Leigh was a familiar figure in the art world—the