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: Between 1969 and 1974, Lucy Lippard curated four exhibitions of contemporary art, which have become renowned as her ânumbers shows.â Each took the population of the city in which it was shown as its title: 557,087
in Seattle, 955,000
in Vancouver, 2,972,453
in Buenos Aires and c. 7,500
, which opened in Valencia, California, before touring the U.S. and then traveling to London. From Conceptualism to Feminism
follows Lippardâs curatorial trajectory, analyzing her transition from a writer about art to a maker of exhibitions, and tracing her growing political engagement and involvement with feminism. Extensive photographic material is complemented by a major new essay by Cornelia Butler and interviews with Lucy Lippard, Seth Siegelaub and with artists in c. 7,500.
The volume also includes an analysis of artistsâ initiatives in Argentina, which give a context for Lippardâs emerging political consciousness. From Conceptualism to Feminism
is the third publication in Afterallâs Exhibition Histories
series, which investigates exhibitions that have shaped the way contemporary art is experienced, made and discussed.