Artist Talk and Workshop: Suzanne Lacy

Artist Talk and Workshop: Suzanne Lacy
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to Friday, September 13, 2013 - 12:00pm

Artist Talk: Suzanne Lacy
Thursday, September 12, 6pm
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Sponsored by the Nasher Museum and the Visiting Artists Series of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.

Suzanne Lacy will present new works, as well as selections from forty years of activism, education and what she has termed ‘new genre public art.’ Lacy is an internationally known artist whose work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on social themes and urban issues. One of her best-known works to date is The Crystal Quilt (Minneapolis, 1987) a performance with 430 older women, broadcast live on Public Television. During the nineties she worked with teams of artists and youth to create an ambitious series of performances, workshops, and installations on youth and public policy, documented by videos, local and national news broadcasts, and an NBC program. Her work has been shown at the Getty, Tate Modern, and many art institutions around the world.  She has received awards from numerous foundations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Time, The Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Surdna, and Nathan Cummings Foundations. She also received the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement from the College Art Association in 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art in 2012.

Also known for her writing, Lacy edited the influential 'Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art,' published in 1995, it prefigures much current writing on politically relevant performance art. Most recently, she published 'Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007.

Lacy is the Chair of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. From 1987-97 she was Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts. Active in Oakland cultural politics, Lacy was a member of Mayor Jerry Brown’s education cabinet and an Arts Commissioner for the City of Oakland.




Breakfast workshop & conversation with Suzanne Lacy
Friday September 13th, 10am-12pm
Ackland Art Museum, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Open to all Duke & UNC students and faculty, but must RSVP by Sep 4. Participants will receive readings and a confirmation of their participation by Sep 6. To RSVP, simply send an email to Pedro Lasch <> with 'Lacy RSVP' in the email subject and your full name in the body. Say also if you are an artist, student, activist, or faculty, and where.


Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum, The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at U.N.C. Chapel Hill, and the Visiting Artists Series of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.



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