SIMON LEUNG: CITY OF SQUATTERS

When 12 Jan 2021
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Where Queens Museum
New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens
New York, NY 11368
United States

SIMON LEUNG: CITY OF SQUATTERS
After the Plaster Foundation, or, “Where can we live?”
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Online

On January 12th, artist Simon Leung presents City of Squatters, an online lecture-performance which meditates on two parallel bodies of work that Leung began in the early 1990s: a series of “squatting” projects and a long term collaboration with the late Warren Niesluchowski. This performative piece is a response to the Jack Smith-inspired title of the Queens Museum exhibition— After the Plaster Foundation, or, “Where can we live?” —through which Leung looks at three decades of work against the backdrop of 2020. Check out Josh Lubin-Levy’s essay to learn more about the work of the downtown artist Jack Smith through the lens of Smith’s preoccupation with “landlordism” and rent. For the exhibition’s online publication, Leung provides context for City of Squatters and also discusses the two video installations currently on view at the museum: War after War, 2011 and POE, 2007/2010/2020.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.