Lucy Lippard Essay

709 WordsMar 10, 20123 Pages
•born 1937 in New York City •internationally known writer, activist and curator •was among the first writers to recognize the dematerialization at work in conceptual art. •early champion of feminist art. •author of 21 books on contemporary art. •received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations. I intensely dislike the word 'critic,' because it puts you in an antagonistic position to artists. I've learned everything that I know about art from artists... I see myself as an advocate and an activist and a writer. (Lucy Lippard) Lucy Lippard, ed. (1997), Six Years: the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972 Dematerialisation in this connection aims to deemphasise the material aspects of art, and especially of art as object, and its prevailing orthodoxies of 'uniqueness, permanence, and decorative attractiveness' into an 'anti-form' or 'process art‘ 1966, she organized an exhibition entitled “Eccentric Abstraction” at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. “Eccentric Abstraction” set the standard for what would later be regarded as postminimalism, process, or antiform art. Metronomic Irregularity, 1966. Eva Hesse 1966 Ingeminate 1965 The Eccentric Abstraction show included Louise Bourgeois, Alice Adams, Bruce Nauman, Eva Hesse, Frank Viner, Donald Potts, & Gary Kuehn, most of whom were showing in New York for the first time. Melt Piece, 1966, Gary Kuehn "Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square," 1967-68, Bruce Nauman Tetrahedron Containers, 1967, Frank Viner Construction, Alice Adams She wrote with particular conviction about artists Eva Hesse and Judy Chicago . In the 1970s, when she was "the only art critic championing women's art," she called for a "separate feminist aesthetic consciousness." A strident feminist she brought the aesthetic, economic, material,

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