14 October 2013

Lucy Lippard Distinguished Critic Lecture at the New School

Writer, Curator, and Activist Lucy Lippard will deliver the 6th Annual Distinguished Critic Lecture at the New School Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-8:30 pm.

photo: R. A. Shuff

Please join us at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium on Wednesday, October 30, when writer, curator and activist Lucy Lippard will speak on Changing: On Not Being an Art “Critic.”       

In a talk she describes as “sort of autobiographical,” she will address, “what made me do it, what I try to do,” and the “art events” that formed her: conceptualism, feminism and activism.  Lippard was a founder of the Art Workers Coalition, which was organized in 1966 to seek improved living conditions and exhibition policies for artists. Eleven years later, she helped found the feminist journal Heresies

Her 1966 exhibition “Eccentric Abstraction,” with works by artists such as Bruce Nauman and Eva Hesse, laid the groundwork for an understanding of process art. In 1969, she spread early news of conceptualism with her exhibition, “557,087,” followed by her 1973 book, Six Years.  This show and the book that followed it were the basis for last year’s award-winning Brooklyn Museum exhibition, “Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art,” which included the poster picturing Vietnam War victims of the My Lai massacre, captioned with the text: “Q. And babies? A. And babies.”

“Conceptual Art,” Lippard wrote for the exhibition’s catalogue, “was a kind of laboratory for innovations in the rest of the century. An unconscious international energy emerged from the raw materials of friendship, art history, interdisciplinary readings and a fervor to change the world and the ways artists related to it.”

This is the sixth AICA/USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at The New School, an annual event addressing current issues and exemplary achievements in the world of art criticism. It is a joint presentation of the United States Chapter of International Association of Art Critics (AICA: Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art) in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

THE AICA-USA DISTINGUISHED CRITIC LECTURE AT THE NEW SCHOOL

6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, 30 October, 2013

The New School, Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street, New York City

 

Admission is free and open to the public

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

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