Art HIstory (module; Seeing and Showing)
Review B and C
B) Using the below references as theme (week 8)
C) One 1000 review of the Lucy Lippard 557,087 exhibition
Week 8. Showing elsewhere: art in the public realm
This week we will look at the rise of the curator from the 1960s onwards, and in
particular we will examine the move away from the frame of the museum to what the
gallerist, Seth Siegelaub termed, ‘demystification’ – the process in which the curator
becomes visible as the mediator within the production of the exhibition. We will focus
on the work of the curator and critic Lucy Lippard looking at how she moved the site
of the exhibition away from the museum and into public space.
Lucy Lippard, ‘Interview with Ursula Meyer’ and ‘Postface’ in Charles Harrison and
Paul Wood (eds), Art in Theory 1900-2000, London: Blackwell, 2003, pp. 919-921.
Lucy R. Lippard, ‘Curating by Numbers’, Tate Papers Issue 12: 2009.
Brian O’Doherty, ‘The Gallery as a Gesture’, in Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W
Ferguson and Sandy Nairne (eds), Thinking about Exhibitions, London and New
York: Routledge, 2003, pp. 322-340.
Exhibitions and artworks to research:
Lucy Lippard, 557,087
Lucy Lippard, 955,000
Millenium, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
?Michael Camille & Adrian Rifkin, eds. Other Objects of Desire: Collectors &
Collecting Queerly, Blackwell Publishing, 2001.
John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, eds. The Cultures of Collecting, London:
?Amelia Jones, ed. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, London & New
York: Routledge, 2003.
?Jean Paul Martinon, ed. The Curatorial: A Philosophy of Curating, London:
?W.J. T. Mitchell, What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images,
Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2005.
?Griselda Pollock, Differencing the Canon: Feminist Desire & the Writing of
Art’s Histories, London & New York: Routledge, 1999.
Griselda Pollock, Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum, London:
?Astrid Schmetterling and Lynn Turner, Visual Cultures As… Recollection,
Berlin: Sternberg, 2013.
?Gilda Williams, How to Write About Contemporary Art Paperback, London:
Thames and Hudson, 2014.