• APR 07
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Forum - Lucy Lippard


    • Educational
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 07, 2013

    4 – 5:30 pm

    Event Location

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam



    On Sunday, April 7, enjoy a new Stedelijk Forum Session with acclaimed writer and curator Lucy R. Lippard.

    Her keynote lecture, “Three Escape Attempts,” is a semi-autobiographical account of three attempts to “escape” from the commercial art world: conceptual art, feminist art, and activist art.

    Lippard will revisit her early career and assemble elements to provide a critique of the increasing commercialization of the contemporary art world. After the keynote lecture, the audience is encouraged to ask questions. The discussion will be moderated by Hendrik Folkerts (Curator Public Program, Stedelijk Museum).

    Lucy Lippard 

    Lucy R. Lippard is a writer and activist, co-founder of several artists’ organizations, and the author of 21 books, mostly on contemporary art and culture. Lippard began her long career as an art critic in 1962, when she began contributing to such journals and magazines as “Art International” and “Artforum.”

    Her 1966 exhibition “Eccentric Abstraction” (Fischbach Gallery, New York) is now widely recognized as one of the first exhibitions of post-minimalist art, and included work by Eva Hesse and Bruce Nauman, among others. Lippard continued her curatorial work with “557,087” (Seattle Art Museum, 1969), a major exhibition of conceptual artists that introduced this art movement to a wider audience. Her publication “Six Years” (1973), a fully annotated record of the contemporaneous evolution of conceptual art, further established her reputation as an advocate and expert of conceptual art.

    In addition, Lippard is known for her activist and feminist work. She helped co-found the Art Worker’s Coalition (an activist group seeking improvement of artists’ living and working conditions); was a founding member of the feminist journal “Heresies” (1977); and published widely on activist and feminist politics. Some of her publications include “Changing: Essays in Art Criticism” (1971), “From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art” (1976), “Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America” (1990), and “On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place” (1999).

    The lecture is a collaboration of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, de Appel Arts Centre, and the University of Amsterdam.


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