"Art, Tourism and Place"
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 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!
For further information please contact
Sedona Creative Life Center