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Simone Leigh accentuates Black women in her Venice Biennale debut

Simone Leigh at work in her studio preparing for the Venice Biennale. (Courtesy Simone Leigh and Matthew Marks Gallery/Shaniqwa Jarvis)
Simone Leigh at work in her studio preparing for the Venice Biennale. (Courtesy Simone Leigh and Matthew Marks Gallery/Shaniqwa Jarvis)

Simone Leigh is the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, one of the most high-profile art exhibitions in the world.

WBUR’s Lauren Williams went there and met some visitors who were deeply moved by her work.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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