Haze

Lorna Simpson's artworks

Serlachius Museum Gösta 13 May — 8 October 2023

US artist Lorna Simpson (b. 1960) is considered one of the most influential conceptual artists of this time. 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. Layered and multivalent, Simpson’s practice deploys metaphor, metonymy, and formal prowess to offer a potent response to American life today.

The exhibition Haze presents a cross-section of her multivalent oeuvre, focusing especially on her monumental ice paintings. Simpson’s exhibition at Serlachius Museum Gösta is her premier in Finland. The show has been implemented in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Thun and Hauser & Wirth. The exhibition is curated by Laura Kuurne.

Lorna Simpson, Ice 8, 2018, ink and acrylic on gessoed wood. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: James Wang.