Award-winning author, curator, feminist, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of the world’s leading voices on contemporary art. Hailed for “the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things that define place” (New York Times), Lippard began her career as an art critic in 1962, when she began contributing to publications such as Art International and, later, Artforum. In the late 1970s, she became a founding member of the feminist journal Heresies. As a curator, she gave audience to minimal and conceptual artworks including texts, books, and posters. Lippard also sought to improve the lives of artists through the founding of the Art Workers’ Coalition, an advocacy group for artists' rights.
In this conversation with Faith Wilding — multidisciplinary artist; recognized authority on feminist art theory and cyber feminism; and founding member of the Feminist Art Program at CalArts — Lippard discusses her work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S.