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Leigh Ledare

work raises questions of agency, intimacy, and consent, transforming the observer into the voyeur of private scenes or situations dealing with social taboos. Using photography, the archive, language, and film, he explores notions of subjectivity in a performative dimension, his interventions putting in tension the realities of social constructions and the projective assumptions that surround them. In addition to being the subject of major surveys at Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2013), and WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2012), Ledare’s work has been exhibited extensively, including: The Plot, Art Institute of Chicago (2017); the 2017 Whitney Biennial; and Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016).
Other texts by Leigh Ledare for DIAPHANES
  • photography
  • contemporary art
  • conversation
  • art theory