Suzanne Lacy
631 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Dec 5, 2023
On November 16, 30 and December 5, artist Suzanne Lacy will present Primary Source/A Conversation, a performative action designed to interrogate feminist art pedagogy and the process of encountering, interpreting and preserving women’s contributions to art. On each of the three evenings, two different artists involved in the early days of the Los Angeles performance and feminist art movements will bring a box of archival material to the gallery where they will participate in a staged conversation, led by students from CalArts, USC, and UCSB, that explores how young researchers encounter and interpret artists’ archives and how the artists respond to these interpretations. Each event is informal and intimate, revealing an improvisational construction of in-situ learning environments. Underlying these sessions are questions about erasure and misinterpretations in the work of women, the working class, and people of color and the value of independently-led study versus received knowledge. November 16 | 7pm Barbara T. Smith & Ulysses Jenkins in conversation with students of Professor Amelia Jones from USC November 30 | 7pm Nancy Buchanan & Patssi Valdez in conversation with students of Amanda Beech, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, and Michael Ned Holte from CalArts December 5 | 7pm Susan Mogul & Linda Vallejo in conversation with students of Professor Jenni Sorkin at UCSB