Simone Leigh “The Waiting Room” at the New Museum

Taking into account a history of social inequality that has necessitated community-organized care, traditionally provided by women, “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” considers the possibilities of disobedience, desire, and self-determination as they manifest in resistance to an imposed state of deferral and debasement. Leigh’s residency and exhibition at the New Museum reference a wide range of care environments and opportunities—from herbalist apothecaries to meditation rooms. “The Waiting Room” inaugurates the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s annual R&D Summers, a residency and exhibition program that will foreground the Museum’s year-round commitment to community partnerships and to public dialogue at the intersection of art and social justice.

Start Date

June 22, 2016

End Date

September 18, 2016


11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY

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