Tour of inHarlem: Simone Leigh | The Laundromat Project Field Day 2016

Simone Leigh
A particularly elaborate imba yokubikira, or kitchen house, stands locked up while its owners live in diaspora (installation view), 2016
Marcus Garvey Park, New York, NY, August 25, 2016–July 25, 2017
Photo: Liz Gwinn

Tour of inHarlem: Simone Leigh | The Laundromat Project Field Day 2016

Simone Leigh
A particularly elaborate imba yokubikira, or kitchen house, stands locked up while its owners live in diaspora (installation view), 2016
Marcus Garvey Park, New York, NY, August 25, 2016–July 25, 2017
Photo: Liz Gwinn

0925
12:30pm—
1:30pm

Marcus Garvey Park

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Join artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi and Museum educator Dalila Scruggs in a sensory-based tour of inHarlem: Simone Leigh on the occasion of The Laundromat Project Field Day 2016. inHarlem: Simone Leigh is a specially commissioned project that synthesizes the multimedia artist's recent forays into the public realm with her longstanding interest in African and African-American material culture and female identity. The installation, A particularly elaborate imba yokubikira, or kitchen house, stands locked up while its owners live in diaspora (2016), inserts three structures, reminiscent of imba yokubikira (kitchen houses) from Shona-speaking rural areas of Zimbabwe, into the landscape of Marcus Garvey Park. Participants will experience the space and formal aspects of Leigh's installation to reflect on themes of healing, community and diaspora.

The hour-long tour will commence at the Marcus Garvey Park entrance located on 124th Street and 5th Avenue. Following the tour, attendees are invited to explore other interactive Field Day 2016 activities.

This event is also presented as part of a series of programs associated with Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix leading up to the launch of Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's book Nonstop Metropolis: A New York Atlas at the Queens Museum on October 2, 2016.








0925
12:30pm—1:30pm

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