Zoe Leonard. Excerpts from ‘Al río / To the River’

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Zoe Leonard. Excerpts from ‘Al río / To the River’

to Sat 29 Oct 2022

Artist: Zoe Leonard

542 & 548 West 22nd Street, NY 10011 Zoe Leonard. Excerpts from ‘Al río / To the River’

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm


Over the past three decades, Zoe Leonard has probed the conditions of image-making and the politics of display, merging photography, sculpture, and installation in her acclaimed conceptual practice. This fall, Hauser & Wirth presents a selection from her expansive photographic project ‘Al río / To the River’ (2016–2022) on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street location.

Since 2016, Leonard has been photographing the 1,200-mile stretch of the Rio Grande, as it’s called in the US, or the Río Bravo, as it’s known in Mexico, that is used to demarcate the border between the two countries. Following the river’s course, Leonard explores the conflation of, and boundaries between, nature and politics as they manifest in the landscape of the US / Mexico border. ‘Al río / To the River’ debuted at Mudam, Luxembourg in February, and will travel to the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris this fall. Hauser & Wirth’s exhibition will include excerpts from this epic body of work, highlighting images that will be on view for the first time in the United States.

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