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Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist and curator. Born and raised in New York City’s East Village and now based in London, she is the UK Gallery Relations Lead for the online platform Artsy. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Legacy is one-third of the curatorial production team Limited Time Only, Senior Editor at London publication Berfrois, and Visual Art Editor at Apogee Journal. In September 2011, she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s renowned online journal, BOMB Daily, where she has since stayed on as a Contributing Editor. Outside of BOMB, her work can be found in a variety of publications: The White Review, Rhizome, DIS, Canteen, The Well & Often Reader, Exit Strata, The Society Pages, Guernica, Berfrois and beyond. Holding an MRes of Visual Culture with Distinction at Goldsmiths College of University of London, her academic and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, idolatry and new media ritual. Her performance “The Kiss” debuted in collaboration with Clifford Owens at Danspace in New York Fall 2013 and her first solo gallery exhibition “DIRTY TALK|CLEAN FOOD” featured video work at Field Projects in New York City in Spring 2014.

Articles

‘post-truth / new year’s song’ by Legacy Russell

‘post-truth / new year’s song’ by Legacy Russell

FACT: we have zero agency / FACT: whiteness is a super-pac / FACT: yes...

‘For black boys [at night] on the internet’ by Legacy Russell

‘For black boys [at night] on the internet’ by Legacy Russell

Taking your place in cyberspace An architecture meeting architect Surveilling under the cymbals of surveillance

‘An Anatomy Of Mourning’ by Legacy Russell

‘An Anatomy Of Mourning’ by Legacy Russell

Grief is positive! GRIEF IS NEGATIVE

The Stand by Legacy Russell

The Stand by Legacy Russell

In this final apology, the figure of the wife is removed from the frame...

Legacy Russell: Watching Me, Watching You

Legacy Russell: Watching Me, Watching You

Everyone has tried to use Photo Booth on an Apple computer to take a...

Initiation

Initiation

by Legacy Russell 1. The Mom-to-Be “The mom-to-be” played by Adrea Teasdale. 2. The...

Legacy Russell: Do the Perp Walk

Legacy Russell: Do the Perp Walk

“Adam and Eve Driven Out of Paradise”, from The Story of the Bible by...

Screen Test for Rineke Dijkstra

Screen Test for Rineke Dijkstra

by Legacy Russell Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street) New...

Legacy Russell: Status Update

Legacy Russell: Status Update

“Rest In Peace”, from The book of Hours series, Legacy Russell by Legacy Russell...

‘The Sweepstakes’ by Legacy Russell

by Legacy Russell They killed our dog. It was December. I was in the...

First Kiss/Last Dance (High Volume)

First Kiss/Last Dance (High Volume)

by Legacy Russell Here’s how the dream ends: It is Summer. Moisture is crucified...