Lucy Lippard
"Art, Tourism and Place" (Discussion w/slides)


One of the foremost art critics in the United States, Ms. Lippard comes to Sedona to present a slide show and lecture about Art, Tourism, and Place.  "It’s Lippard’s long experience seeing-- that is, looking at art-- that enables her with such keen acuity, to expose how we create what we see, and how what we see creates us…”, -San Francisco Bay Guardian.  Ms. Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist and art curator, who is the author of eighteen books on contemporary art, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Mather Award for Criticism and two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism.  Don't miss this inspiring speaker, she will transform your concept of art and throttle your imagination.  Sunday, April 6th, 4:30 to 6 pm in the Great Room.  Tickets $10 at www.sedonaartistscoalition.org (paypal), at the door, or call Nancy 928-282-0776, or Dee 928-203-5702.

 

“In New York's art circles and on hundreds of Web sites, Lucy Lippard is regarded as a popular art critic, theorist, author and political activist, but she prefers to be regarded as a "cultural critic."
      - Andover Bookshelf

 

Sponsored by the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition, Sedona Arts and Culture Commission, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Sedona Chamber Of Commerce, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Gardens for Humanity, Institute of Eco-Tourism, Lodge at Sedona, this event is strongly supported by the community of Sedona.

Lucy Lippard

Lucy Lippard has done performances, comics, street theatre, and has curated some 50 exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. For thirty years she has worked with artists’ groups such as the Artworkers’ Coalition, Ad Hoc Women Artists, Artists Meeting for Cultural Change, The Alliance for Cultural Democracy (co-editor of “How to ‘92” in the Campaign for a Post-Columbian World), and WAC (Women’s Action Coalition). She was a co-founder of: Printed Matter, The Heresies Collective and journal, PADD (Political Art Documentation/Distribution) and its journal Upfront, and Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America. She continues to write and lecture frequently at museums and universities. At home, she has served as a member of the Santa Fe County Open Land and Trails Planning and Advisory Committee, is a member of the Community Planning Committee, edits her community newsletter, El Puente de Galisteo, and is on the Santa Fe Railyard Park Design Committee with the Trust for Public Land.

She is frequently anthologized and writes prolifically for magazines and exhibition catalogues.(For partial bibliography, see From the Sniper’s Nest: Art that has lived with Lucy R. Lippard, 1995.)  She has written regular columns on art and politics for the Village Voice, In These Times, and Z Magazine, and is a contributing editor of Art in America.

Lippard graduated from Smith College (BA 1958) and the New York University Institute of Fine Arts (MA in art history 1962), has received honorary doctorates in fine arts from the Art Institute of Chicago, Moore College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Maine College of Art, the Massachusetts College of Art, and (2007) Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Criticism from the College Art Association, two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism, the Claude Fuess Award for Public Service from Phillips Andover Academy, a curating award from the Penny McCall Foundation, a citation from New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the Frederick Douglass Award from the North Star Foundation, the Smith College Medal, the ArtTable Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, the Athena award (RISD) for excellence in art criticism and the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) Lifetime Achievement Award. . Lippard has been included in Who’s Who in America for over a decade.
 

Books by Lucy Lippard

Lucy Lippard has written a multitude of books.  Several are shown.  Click Here to see more of her books.

   


Lucy Lippard Lecture

By Nancy Robb Dunst

Ever wondered how your environment effects your art? As an artist, I have had 6 different studios in Sedona, and all the work that came out of them was new and different at each site. We are affected by the place that we choose to live and work in and no one knows that better than Lucy Lippard. Who is she? Only one of the formost art critics in the United States, and she will be in Sedona to give a slide show and lecture about “Art, Tourism, and Place” on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm, April 6th at the Sedona Creative life Center. You won’t want to miss her; she is the kind of speaker that changes your concept of art. “In New York's art circles and on hundreds of Web sites, Lucy Lippard is regarded as a popular art critic, theorist, author and political activist, but she prefers to be regarded as a "cultural critic."

Ms. Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist and art curator from the United States. Lippard was among the first writers to recognize the de-materialization at work in conceptual art. She is the author of eighteen books on contemporary art, and the recipient of a 1968 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Mather Award for Criticism from the College Art Association, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism. She has written art criticism for Art in America, The Village Voice, In These Times, and Z Magazine, place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.

She says, "but I liked writing about art because of the challenge; it's almost impossible to put the visual into words." But she does it, and she does it better than most.

She has also curated over 50 exhibitions, done performances, comics, guerrilla theater, and edited several independent publications the latest of which is the decidedly local La Puente de Galisteo in her home community in Galisteo, New Mexico. She has infused aesthetics with politics, and disdained disinterestedness for ethical activism. In a recent review of The Lure of the Local in The New York Times Book Review, Thomas Hine states:

“Lippard overwhelms us with the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things ( art) that define place... In its final section, The Lure of the Local is revealed as an art book. Its intent is to explore the many things that those who make art or who make judgments about art should think about when they consider art that seeks to be contextual', site-specific', or place making”.

“Her latest book, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place, is an extended chapter of her previous book Lure of the Local, which examines the relationship of culture to place. In this excellent book, Lucy Lippard weaves together art, cultural criticism, anthropology and community involvement for an in depth look at how art in tourist sites is conceived and represented, and how they affect the places they transform. ." If you are open to seeing the bigger picture about art and community, don’t miss this speaker!

 


 

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Sedona Creative Life Center
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