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Exhibition Histories Talks: Lucy Lippard

11 apr 2013
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

We are pleased to announce the second in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with the Whitechapel Gallery in London. On Thursday 11 April 2013 Lucy Lippard will be in conversation with Afterall’s Lucy Steeds.

Roelof Louw, Wood Piece, 1969. Installation view, ‘955,000’, organised by Lucy Lippard, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 1970 © the artist. Courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery and Richard Saltoun.

Each talk takes the form of a focused discussion between a member of the Afterall or Whitechapel Gallery team and the curator of an exhibition or series of exhibitions. Lucy Lippard and Lucy Steeds will focus on art outside of museums by looking at the exhibitions ‘557,087’ and ‘955,000’ (from Lippard’s seminal ‘numbers shows’, 1969–74), and ‘Weather Report: Art and Climate Change’ (2007).

This event is also the UK launch of the most recent addition to our Exhibition Histories series, From Conceptualism to Feminism: Lucy Lippard’s Numbers Shows 1969–74. The book features extensive archival material, including over 130 images, and is complemented by a new essay by Cornelia Butler and interviews with Lippard, Seth Siegelaub and exhibiting artists as well as critical responses written at the time by Peter Plagens and Griselda Pollock.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Lucy Lippard
Thursday 11 April 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.00 (Concessions £6.00). For more information email events[at]

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; and Van Abbemuseum.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

View video recording here.