Exhibition - The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 at 11:00am

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY 10128

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Deana Lawson (b. 1979, Rochester, NY) creates images of Black diasporic identity that powerfully evoke the self-fashioning and divinity of her subjects. Lawson photographs individuals encountered in the course of her daily life in staged domestic or natural settings, carefully choreographing details of scenery, lighting, and pose. At once dreamlike and entrenched in the mundane, her works present an overarching vision of the human capacity for spiritual transcendence in the everyday.

In 2020, Lawson became the first photographer to receive the Hugo Boss Prize, a biennial award administered by the Guggenheim Museum that honors significant achievement in contemporary art. Her medium- and large-format works channel art-historical, documentary, and other traditions within the medium.

The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson is organized by Katherine Brinson, Daskalopoulos Curator, Contemporary Art, and Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art.

The Hugo Boss Prize and the exhibition are made possible by HUGO BOSS.

Exhibition Date: May 7, 2021 - October 11, 2021 

Museum admission includes access to all exhibitions.

Adults: $25

Students and Seniors 65+ (with ID): $18

Visitors with disabilities: $18

Members: Free

Children under 12: Free

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Saturdays, 4 pm–6 pm

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