Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00pm
Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Free and Open to the Public
Reservations are not required but early arrival is recommended.
Free parking is available.
A public reception will be held in the Great Hall immediately following the lecture.
About the Artist
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), a self-taught American artist and activist, has made an indelible mark on the way we see the world. She has spent her career challenging assumptions about documentary objectivity, organizing her subjects in a way that emphasizes subjectivity and visual authenticity, often examining the same subject—whether it’s shopfronts, chain link fences, or birds in flight—from multiple viewpoints. This practice transcends photography: Her provocative 1992 poem “I want a president” became a viral sensation in the pre-digital world, and continues to stoke dialogue to this day.
Leonard comes to Cincinnati as major surveys of her work are opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC. Leonard will be in conversation with FotoFocus Artistic Director Kevin Moore.
About the Lecture and Visiting Artist Series
In 1996, FotoFocus founders launched the Lecture and Visiting Artist Series. Since its inception, more than thirty-five internationally-renowned photographers have visited Cincinnati including Doug Aitken, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Laurie Simmons. Every lecture is free and open to the public.