Xaviera Simmons, Sundown (Number Twelve), 2018. Chromogenic color print, 60 x 45 inches (152.4 x 114.3 cm). Jeanne L. Wasserman Art Acquisition Fund and Anonymous Acquisition Fund. © Xaviera Simmons
Xaviera Simmons pursues a research-based practice that spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture, and installation, and explores the experiences, memories, and histories of African diasporas. In the series Sundown (2018–present), referencing “sundown towns” where many Black Americans are not welcomed in public space after dark, Simmons utilizes clothing, props, backdrops, and historic photographs to mine and reflect on Black experience across time. Sundown (Number Twelve) (2018) is in the museum’s permanent collection and was featured in the exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, on view at the ICA in 2019.
NOTE: Exhibition dates subject to change.