From Art Criticism to Curatorial Systems: Lucy Lippard and Art/Work of the 1960s and 70s

March 8 @ 5:00 PM, Visual Arts @ SME 406


A lecture by Sabeth Buchmann, Professor of Modern and Postmodern Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at 6:00 PM


brief introductions by art history Ph.D. students Melinda Guillen on labor, feminist art criticism, and Lippard's early work, and Paloma Checa-Gismero on concepts of collaboration in Lippard's only work of fiction I See/You Mean (1979) at 5:00 PM


Sabeth Buchmann is Professor of Modern and Postmodern Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where she directs the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies. As an art historian and critic, she has published widely in academic journals, exhibition catalogs, and art magazines. Buchmann is on the advisory board of Texte zur Kunst, and with Helmut Draxler, Clemens Krümmel, and Susanne Leeb, is the editor of Polypen– a series of books on art criticism and political theory at b-books in Berlin. Since 1997, she has held visiting and guest professorships at various academies and universities. Her publications include Art After Conceptual Art (co-edited with Alexander Alberro), MIT Press (2006); Denken Gegen das Denken. Produktion - Technologie - Subjectivität in Sol LeWitt, Hélio Oiticica und Yvonne Rainer, b-books (2007); and Avantgarde, Film and Biopolitics (co-edited with Helmut Draxler and Stephan Geene), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in cooperation with Schlebrügge Editor (2009).



The Discursive and Curatorial Production Initiative is a space designed for critical dialogue and experimentation in curatorial and discursive practices, with workshops for research into art practice, the aesthetics of materialization, and the cognitive and pedagogical potential of aesthetics.

This event is presented by the Visual Cultures of Work research group in the Discursive and Curatorial Production Initiative (SME Building, Room 406).