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Zoe Leonard
By (author): Bennett Simpson Contributions by: Douglas Crimp Contributions by: Elisabeth Lebovici Contributions by: Fred Moten
9783791357317 Hardcover English General Trade ART / Individual Artists / Monographs Mar 13, 2018
$79.00 CAD
Active 9.38 x 11.31 x 1.25 in 312 pages 207 Prestel Publishing Prestel
Accompanying a major museum survey of the work of Zoe Leonard, this gorgeous book offers an in-depth look at one of the most influential artists of her generation.

From aerial landscapes to the Alaskan wilderness, American cities to natural history museums, there are few subjects that Zoe Leonard has not tackled in her 30-year career. Working primarily in photography and sculpture, Leonard consistently confronts the realities of change, love, and loss. This book brings audiences up to date on Leonard’s impressive body of work and accompanies a long-awaited retrospective exhibition. It features images and examinations from every one of Leonard’s major series, including her early aerial and museum photographs, her landmark works—Strange Fruit and Analogue—and her most recent works, “In the Wake.” Essays in the book range from the critical to the personal, including explorations of sexual politics, immigration, and family. Breathtaking in scope and bringing together every facet of Leonard’s oeuvre, this volume celebrates Leonard’s unflinching eye and her intimate art.
Published in association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Artist: Zoe Leonard is an American artist primarily known for her photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. She is also an influential feminist and queer activist who started working in New York City in the 1980s, an era marked by overwhelming loss during the AIDS epidemic. She is represented by Hauser & Wirth, New York. She lives and works in New York.

Wide-ranging and in-depth monograph: This publication is the most comprehensive monograph on the work of New York artist Zoe Leonard, whose critically acclaimed career over thirty-five years includes photography, sculpture, and installation.

Exhibition: The book accompanies a traveling exhibition, which opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 2-June 10, 2018, and goes to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, November 4, 2018-March 25, 2019.

Illustration: The book showcases 207 illustrations of the artist’s work.

BENNETT SIMPSON is Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Author Residence: Los Angeles

Publicity: Pitch to art and photography magazines (including Photograph, Artforum, Art in America and Aperture)

Coordinate social media campaign with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art

“Breathtaking in scope and bringing together every facet of Leonard’s oeuvre, Zoe Leonard: Survey celebrates Leonard’s unflinching eye and her intimate art.” -Midwest Book Review

“Leonard’s work is as important now as it was in 1992, when her images adorned the posters for women’s reproductive rights and when she wrote her famous protest essay, “I want a president.” While her work provides a much-needed political force, Survey reminds us that it is an equally necessary proof of beauty in a challenging and at times ugly world.” -The Brooklyn Rail

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