New York

Duet (detail), 2000.

Duet (detail), 2000.

New York

Lorna Simpson

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
October 11, 2002–January 26, 2003

Curated by Sylvia Wolf

In this fall’s look at the art of Lorna Simpson, the Whitney offers not one but two tightly focused exhibitions. On the second floor, the recently completed film installation 31, which premiered at Documenta11, is accompanied by screenings of three earlier works—Call Waiting, 1997; Recollection, 1998; and Duet, 2000—which, according to Whitney film and video curator Chrissie Iles, articulate Simpson’s investment in the tradition of auteurs like Jean-Luc Godard and Chantal Akerman. Meanwhile, a group of new photo-based works selected by Whitney curator of photography Sylvia Wolf extend Simpson’s signature explorations of portraiture and language, focusing her examination of the semiotics of gender and race.