Join us this election season for SoapBox Response, an opportunity to reflect on artist Zoe Leonard’s (b. 1961, Liberty, NY) 1992 text-based work I want a president. SoapBox Response invites artists, activists, and thinkers to share contemporary responses to Leonard’s work.
Installed on the occasion of the upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election, I want a president renders a poignant portrait of the cultural and political climate in the early ‘90s in New York City with words that still resonate today.
Marline Vignier (CORO)
Susana Torruela Leval
“I want a president…(a collective reading-DC)” in partnership with Visual AIDS
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961, Liberty, NY) lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions have been presented at major institutions including MoMA, New York (2015); Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (2013); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienna (2009); Dia, Beacon (2008); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2008). She has been included in group exhibitions at institutions including Art Institute of Chicago (2016); The Kitchen, New York (2016); MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2015); Tate Liverpool (2015); and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014). Her work has been presented in major international exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1993, 1997, and 2014), Documenta IX (1992), and Documenta XII (2007). Publications include Analogue (2007), Zoe Leonard: Photographs (2008), You see I am here after all (2010), and Available Light (2014).
Photo: Timothy Schenck