Hammer to Survey the "Cindy Sherman of Egypt"
|Van Leo, No Escape from Death, 1945. American University in Cairo|
In 1998, Van Leo donated his archive (13,000 prints and 16,000 negatives) to the American University in Cairo. With little material on the open market, galleries and museums have heretofore shown little interest in Van Leo. The Hammer exhibition promises to reveal a "complicated, compelling, transnational, intersectional figure…whose work belies facile definitions of East and West and pushes the boundaries between art and craft."
"Becoming Van Leo" runs July 15–Nov. 5, 2023.