Lucid Gestures edited by Vanessa Thill

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Lucid Gestures

LUCID GESTURES is a publication that accompanies an exhibition of Barnard alumnae artists, organized by Vanessa Thill and Eunice Kim for the 125th anniversary of the college. Using the concept of the case study, the curators’ interest in the specificities of creative production stemmed from a basic interest in how things occur, setting into motion a dramatization of macro-level paradigms. This is the production of a case study of its own, a project that demonstrates by example a promising future for women in the arts.

The writers were asked to use first person perspective to reflect on paradigms they confront and networks that give them agency. The catalog contains new essays, interviews and excerpts offering critical insights about personal relationships to institutions of power; working life, motherhood, feminism, creative projects, and new definitions of success

The book includes images of artworks from the exhibition; interviews with Valerie Smith, Carol Kino, and Susan Bee; essays by the curators; a comic by Daryl Seitchik; and the following

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion by Ashton Cooper

Now This Cowboy Is Very Sad by Frances Brent

From Maintenance to Precarity: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Christina Kelly, Sara Grace

Powell by Chloe Wyma

Excerpt from I Love Dick by Chris Kraus

Look to Listen by Ali Rosa-Salas

Excerpt from A Field Guide to Office Plants by Christina Kelly

“Stop institutionalizing my life.” By Melanie Kress

Excerpt from i am not a good enough feminist by Concrete Utopia

“Some people major in my day job.”: Musings on the Role of the Day Job in the Life of the Artist by Julia Caston

Fabricating Self-Representation by Andrea Metz

On Margaret Lee’s “The World Is Not Your Oyster” by Julia Wolkoff

Untitled by Natalie Bell

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136 Pages 

Price: $18.00