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November 2012

Exhibition note

by Mario Naves

On "Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard & the Emergence of Conceptual Art," which opened at the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth R. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 14, 2012 and remains on view until February 3, 2013.

Lippard was fundamental in establishing the free-for-all that is today’s mainstream art world—a milieu rife with woolly intellectualizing, political posturing, and (ahem) “aleatory strategies [that] de-center the authorial function and thus reevaluate the role of logical argumentation and hermeneutics as the guarantors of aesthetic function.” The exhibition takes its tit ...

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Mario Naves is an artist and critic who lives and works in New York City.


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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 31 November 2012, on page 50

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