Leaving art : writings on performance, politics, and publics, 1974-2007
- Suzanne Lacy ; introduction by Moira Roth ; afterword by Kerstin Mey.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- xli, 377 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Illustrations-- Preface-- Acknowledgments Introduction. Suzanne Lacy: Three Decades of Performing and Writing/Writing and Performing / Moira Roth Part 1. Learning to Look: The Seventies Introduction-- 1. Prostitution Notes (1974)-- 2. Falling Apart (1980)-- 3. Body Contract (1974)-- Photo Essay. Learn Where the Meat Comes From (1976)-- 4. Cinderella in a Dragster (1977)-- 5. The Bag Lady: On Memory (1982)-- 6. The Life and Times of Donaldina Cameron (with Linda Palumbo and Kathleen Chang) (1978)-- 7. In Mourning and In Rage (With Analysis Aforethought) (1978)-- 8. Learning to Look: The Relationship between Art and Popular Culture Images (with Leslie Labowitz) (1979)-- 9. Feminist Artists: Developing a Media Strategy for the Movement (with Leslie Labowitz) (1981)-- 10. Time, Bones, and Art: Anatomy of a Decade (1995) Part 2. Political Performance Art: The Eighties Introduction-- 11. Broomsticks and Banners: The Winds of Change (1980)-- 12. The Greening of California Performance: Art for Social ChangeoA Case Study (1982)-- 13. Made for TV: California Performance in Mass Media (1982)-- 14. Battle of New Orleans (1980)-- 15. Beneath the Seams (1982)-- 16. In the Shadows: An Analysis of The Dark Madonna (1990)-- 17. Political Performance Art: A Discussion by Suzanne Lacy and Lucy R. Lippard (1985) Part 3. Debated Territory: The Nineties Introduction-- 18. The Name of the Game (1991)-- 19. Debated Territory: Toward a Critical Language for Public Art (1994)-- 20. Affinities: Thoughts on an Incomplete History (1994)-- 21. Love, Cancer, Memory: A Few Stories (1996)-- 22. Cancer Notes (with Leslie Becker) (1995)-- 23. What It Takes (with Ann Wettrich) (2002) Part 4. Leaving Art: After 2000 Introduction-- 24. The Skin of Memory/La Piel de la Memoria (with Pilar Riano-Alcala) (2006)-- 25. Seeking an American Identity (Working Inward from the Margins) (2003)-- 26. Cop in the Head, Cop in the Street (2006)-- 27. Having It Good: Reflections on Engaged Art and Engaged Buddhism (2005)-- 28. Hard Work in a Working-Class Town (2006)-- 29. Tracing Allan Kaprow (2007) Afterword: Interceptions and IntensionsoSituating Suzanne Lacy's Practice / Kerstin Mey Appendix. Chronology and Selected Performances and Installations-- Notes-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Since the 1970s, the performance and conceptual artist Suzanne Lacy has explored women's experiences, violence, race, ethnicity, aging, and economic disparities through her pioneering work. Combining aesthetics and politics, and often collaborating with other artists and community organizations, she has staged large-scale public art projects, sometimes involving hundreds of participants. She has consistently written about her work: planning, describing, and analyzing it; advocating socially engaged art practices; theorizing the relationship between art and social intervention; and questioning the boundaries separating high art from popular participation. Leaving Art brings together thirty pieces that Lacy has written since 1974. In different ways, each one relates to questions arising during performances and installations, although five were written as scripts or artworks. The chronological arrangement of the pieces reveals Lacy's intense focus on questions of gender, violence, and the body during the 1970s, and her turn in the 1980s toward political performance art and questions about how the media could be used by artists to instigate social change. Lacy later engaged questions of race relations, criminal justice, and education in the 1990s, developing community art initiatives designed to spark substantive discussion about charged social and political issues. More recently, in her reflections on what art is and should be now, she has compared socially engaged public art with Buddhist practices, and examined the influence of one of her mentors, the late Allan Kaprow, on the development of feminist performance art in the 1970s. Leaving Art includes an introduction to Lacy's art and writing by Moira Roth, and an afterword in which Kerstin Mey situates Lacy's work in relation to contemporary cultural theory and practice.
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