Saturday: Self, Soul and Resistance

Saturday: Self, Soul and Resistance

Oct. 1

In my interview with artist Malcolm Peacock (see page 16), he suggested I look up what he called the best piece of writing about Simone Leigh's "The Waiting Room," an exhibition at the New Museum this past summer that featured workshops and installations involving self care and wellness practices that women of color have been doing since forever. "'The Waiting Room' does not position Blackness as tied inherently and inextricably to sorrow and violence," writes William J. Simmons in that Interview Magazine article. "[R]ather, it acknowledges the facts of a racist society while amplifying the self-reliant knowledge of the Black...