Suzanne Lacy

Recognized as a pioneer in public space and socially engaged performance art, Suzanne Lacy (born 1945 in Wasco, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles) is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities. She is best known as one of the Los Angeles performance artists who began active in the Seventies. Her installations, videos and performances address sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, labor and ageing, ranging from intimate, graphic body explorations to public performances involving literally hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members. These large-scale projects span the globe, including England, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Ireland and the United States. Lacy has published over 70 texts of critical commentary, and has exhibited in The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The New Museum and P.S. 1 in New York, and The Bilbao Museum in Spain. She has also taught and designed numerous educational programs, beginning with her role as performance instructor at the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles.

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Suzanne Lacy - Body Talks - Interview
bilingual edition (English / French)
sold out
A history of feminist gesture and performance since the 1960s and 1970s in California through an interview conducted by Carole Douillard with art critic Amelia Jones and two pioneering American artists, Barbara T. Smith and Susan Lacy.
Suzanne Lacy - Gender Agendas
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Comprehensive monograph of the Californian artist and political activist.

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