Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Suzanne Lacy at CAA

Last week, the College Art Association announced that radical California-based artist Suzanne Lacy will be the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lacy will be formally recognized Feb. 10th at the upcoming annual CAA convention. The CAA writes:
The continuum of Suzanne Lacy’s career mirrors the history of contemporary art: performance, installation, activism, social practice, and public engagement. An internationally regarded artist whose work includes installations, video, and performance, Lacy has addressed issues of sexual violence, aging, incarceration, illness, poverty, and a range of social-justice issues for almost four decades. Beginning in the early 1970s as a student at University of California, Fresno, and then in the Feminist Art Program at California Institute for the Arts, she was an integral and pioneering member of the Women’s Studio Workshop, Woman’s Building, and other important landmarks of feminist art. Since then, Lacy has maintained a career resolute in its commitment to feminism and social change.

The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce that it is publishing the first in-depth exploration of the dynamic work of this radical artist, Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between, by Sharon Irish. What's more, both Lacy and Irish will be at UMP's booth at the College Art Association to sign copies of Irish's book on Thursday, Feb. 11th, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to visit us at booth #208. We hope to see you there!

Find more information about the book, which will be out in early February, here.

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