12TH ANNUAL AURORA AWARD HONORING LAURIE SIMMONSOctober 16, 2012
Aurora Picture Show will present the 12th annual Aurora Award to photographer and filmmaker Laurie Simmons. Aurora Picture Show's Aurora Award Dinners are unparalleled events honoring some of the most significant media artists of the 21st Century and 22nd Century. The Aurora Award is an honor given to an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the fields of media and multimedia art.
LAURIE SIMMONS AND CARROLL DUNHAM JOINT LECTURE, ANDERSON RANCHJuly, 2011
Parts 1-6 on YouTube
ARTISTALK: LAURIE SIMMONS AT HARVARDArthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Laurie Simmons, in conversation with Robin Kelsey, Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Harvard University
6:00 - 8:00 pm
LAURIE SIMMONS, THE LOVE DOLL (GEISHA): DAYS 31-36 AT BALDWIN GALLERY, ASPENBaldwin Gallery, 209 South Galena Street, Aspen CO 81611 March 16 - April 15, 2012 The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present its fourth show with the acclaimed photographer Laurie Simmons. Since the 1970s, Simmons has staged and photographed scenes using dolls, dollhouses and other toy objects to create self-contained worlds that function as psychological spaces and blur the boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal. These intricate alternate-realities, though staged with toys and inanimate objects, reflect our real human emotions, dreams, and fears and enable the viewer to ponder the human psyche more objectively. In her latest series, The Love Doll, Simmons photographed an anatomically correct "Real Love Doll" from Japan in a human-scale home.
LAURIE SIMMONS, AT THE GOTHENBURG MUSEUM OF ARTGothenburg Museum of Art, Götaplatsen/Avenyn 412 56, Göteborg, Sweden March 3 - May 20, 2012 Laurie Simmons (b 1949 in New York) is one of the leading figures in contemporary conceptual photography. The solo exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, her first in the Nordic countries, comprises a broad selection of photographs from the mid-1970s until today. Some 60 works are on display including photographs, sculptures and video.
ROOM IN MY HEAD: STAGING PSYCHOLOGICAL SPACESSCAD: Gutstein Gallery 201 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Ga. February 10 – April 20, 2012 The SCAD exhibitions department presents "Room In My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces," a group exhibition featuring contemporary photographers whose constructed or manipulated interiors present varied states of mind. These artists charge their environments with a heightened sense of drama and suspense emphasizing particular vantage points, lighting, imaginative architecture, and symbolic and often unsettling references to the human psyche. These staged spaces serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears and imaginings, and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal and the surreal.
THE LOVE DOLL: DAYS 1-30, AT SALON 94February 15 - March 26, 2011
Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery Street, February 15 - March 26, 2011;
Salon 94, 12 East 94th Street, February - March, 2011
CURATOR CHRISSIE ILES IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURIE SIMMONSfrom Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions
MOMA SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AUDIO: PICTURES BY WOMEN: A HISTORY OF MODERN PHOTOGRAPHYSimmons speaking on Walking House May 7, 2010–April 4, 2011
THIS WILL HAVE BEEN: ART, LOVE, AND POLITICS IN THE 1980S February 2012 - January 2013 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February – May 2012; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June – September 2012; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, October 2012 – January 2013.
THE DECONSTRUCTIVE IMPULSE: WOMEN ARTISTS RECONFIGURE THE SIGNS OF POWER, 1973-1992Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY January 15 2011 - April 29, 2012 This show will travel to The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC 8/25/11 - 12/5/11 and to The Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX 2/11/12 - 4/29/12.
TINY FURNITUREIFC Center, New York opens November 12th 2010 Winner of the best narrative feature at the SXSW Film Festival, TINY FURNITURE is a hilarious and endearing film that explores the depths of romantic humiliation and the heights of post-college confusion. Writer/director/star Lena Dunham is being called one of the most exciting new voices in American independent cinema and critics are hailing her film as “irresistibly funny”, “unnervingly honest”, and “near perfection”. TINY FURNITURE also stars Dunham’s real-life sister, Grace, and real-life mother, Laurie Simmons, the celebrated artist and photographer.