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Getty | Suzanne Lacy: Between Feminism and Social Practice

April 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reflecting on four decades of a singular practice in which she questions the subjects and aesthetics of performance art and how it operates in public, Suzanne Lacy presents a brief historical review of her work as well as recent projects. Lacy explores the connections between feminism and performance art, first introduced via mentors Judy Chicago and Allan Kaprow. Focusing on ethics, communication, and new art forms, she argues that contemporary social practice art draws heavily on feminist practices, including consciousness raising, expanding audiences, inclusion strategies, and naming the political in the personal.
Image: Suzanne Lacy with Meg Parnell in the performance piece Cleaning Conditions, 2013. Photo by Alan Seabright.