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Lucy Lippard at the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, New York Art Book Fair

29 sep 2012
Public talk
New York Art Book Fair, New York.

On Saturday 29 September from 19.30 to 20.30, following her keynote speech for the Contemporary Artist’s Book Conference, Lucy Lippard will be signing copies of our latest Exhibition Histories book, From Conceptualism to Feminism: Lucy Lippard’s Numbers Shows 1969–74.

The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference is a two-day event focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. This year’s keynote addresses will be by Lucy Lippard and Paul Chan and sessions will cover, appropriation-based artwork; intellectual property; arts-publishing practices in Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul; sound-and-text intermedia publication and graphical notation.

From Conceptualism to Feminism: Lucy Lippard’s Numbers Shows 1969–74 features extensive archival material, including over 130 images, and is complemented by a new essay by Cornelia Butler and interviews with Lippard, Seth Siegelaub and exhibiting artists as well as critical responses written at the time by Peter Plagens and Griselda Pollock. Examining the ‘numbers shows’ and following Lippard’s trajectory as critic and curator, this third title in the Exhibition Histories series traces her growing political engagement and involvement with feminism. The volume also includes an essay by Pip Day analysing artists’ initiatives in Argentina as a context for Lippard’s emerging political consciousness.

Lucy Lippard book signing
Saturday 29 September, 19.30 – 20.30

Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference
New York Art Book Fair
PS1 courtyard Performance Dome
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City
New York

Admission to the conference is free and on a first-come-first-seated basis, but you can buy a ticket and reserve a seat. For more information visit here.