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Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

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"Conceptual art, for me, means work in which the idea is paramount and the material form is secondary, lightweight, ephemeral, cheap, unpretentious and/or 'dematerialized.'"—Lucy R. Lippard, Six Years

In 1973 the critic and curator Lucy R. Lippard published Six Years, a book with possibly the longest subtitle in the bibliography of art: T he dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972: a cross-reference book of information on some esthetic boundaries: consisting of a ...

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Overview

"Conceptual art, for me, means work in which the idea is paramount and the material form is secondary, lightweight, ephemeral, cheap, unpretentious and/or 'dematerialized.'"—Lucy R. Lippard, Six Years

In 1973 the critic and curator Lucy R. Lippard published Six Years, a book with possibly the longest subtitle in the bibliography of art: T he dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972: a cross-reference book of information on some esthetic boundaries: consisting of a bibliography into which are inserted a fragmented text, art works, documents,interviews, and symposia, arranged chronologically and focused on so-called conceptual or information or idea art with mentions of such vaguely designated areas as minimal, anti-form, systems, earth, or process art, occurring now in the Americas, Europe, England, Australia, and Asia (with occasional political overtones) edited and annotated by Lucy R. Lippard. Six Years,sometimes referred to as a conceptual art object itself, not only described and embodied the new type of art-making that Lippard was intent on identifying and cataloging, it also exemplified a new way of criticizing and curating art. Nearly forty years later, the Brooklyn Museum takes Lippard's celebrated experiment in curated concatenation as a template, turning a book that resembled an exhibition into an exhibition materializing the ideas in her book.

The artworks and essays featured in this publication recall the thrill that was tangible in Lippard's original documentation, reminding us that during the late sixties and early seventies all possible social and material parameters of art (making) were played with, worked over, inverted, reduced, expanded, and rejected. By tracing Lippard's own activities in those years, the book also documents the early blurring of boundaries among critical, curatorial, and artistic practices.

With more than 200 images of work by dozens of artists (printed in color throughout), this book brings Lippard's curatorial experiment full circle.

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"Along with a short retrospective essay by Ms. Lippard, chapters by the exhibition's organizers, Catherine Morris and Vincent Bonin, clearly and engagingly explicate a genre so casual observers often find stupefyingly obscure. The book should be required reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this still powerful influence of theory on art today." — The New York Times

"Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art is as lavish a publication as the original is modest. It includes 200 images,and it's a treat — and kind of a bibliophilic joke — to see these black-and-white photographs, diagrams, typescripts, and postcards printed in color, so that creamy paper looks creamy and ballpoint pen can be told apart from pencil." — Bomb

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262018166
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Morris is Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Vincent Bonin is an independent curator living in Montreal.

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