July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. It was against this political backdrop that Lucy Lippard’s exhibition, Some British Art From the Left (June 16 – July 14,1979) finished its run at Artists Space in New York City.
Radical Archives is a two-day conference organized by the artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani running today and tomorrow at New York University (NYU). Collaborators since 2004 on the project “Index of the Disappeared,” Ganesh and Ghani organized Radical Archives as part of their 2013–14 residency at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
What is included in the field of a work of art? The medium may be painting or performance, the subject matter may be landscapes or the death of a lover, and the aesthetics may come from a particular tradition or vein of art. But beyond that, when we discuss a work of art, what else can or should be included in that conversation?
A packed house received Lucy Lippard for a wry lecture about her life as an arts writer at the New School on Wednesday, October 30. Staff from the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, which co-sponsored the event, stood leaning against the wall. Students sat on the floor.
A golden nugget from James Kalm’s Facebook profile page and the birth of a fantastic new term, “vaginal surround sound.”