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SoapBox Response
Various Participants


Monday October 17, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday October 24, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday October 31, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


On the High Line under The Standard Hotel, at Little West 12th Street



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.


October 17:
Shaun Leonardo
Ivan Monforte
Pauline Park

October 24:
James Scruggs
Meera Nair
Mahina Movement
Nancy Agabian
Sol Aramendi
Patty Heffley
Sherry Dobbin
Manon Slome
Marline Vignier (CORO)
Susana Torruela Leval
Nitin Mukul
Glory Edim

October 31:
Amir Parsa
Caron Atlas
Ro Garrido
Risa Shoup
Diya Vij
Andrea Louie
Jaret Vadera
Marisa Lerer
“I want a president…(a collective reading-DC)” in partnership with Visual AIDS

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


Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

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