MASS MoCA announces Shaun Leonardo’s You walk… as the inaugural exhibition in its newly established community engagement space. Located within the Hunter Mezzanine, the project space was established with two-year funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and will serve as a convening area for individual visitors, groups, staff, and artists. You walk… , on view May 29 through Spring 2023, applies the Brooklyn-based artist’s renowned performative social practice to the space through the use of visual cues, written prompts, and facilitated programming that encourage self-reflection and cross-cultural dialogue.
You walk… marks Leonardo’s first time transposing his “physical embodiment” practice onto a functional space. Using visual elements like two-way mirrors and mock windowscapes, Leonardo creates a space that both reflects a shared physical present but also alludes to the singular differences that can shape one’s perspective.
Major support for You walk… is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.