Suzanne Lacy

Crystal Quilt and Other Questions



Lacy will consider The Crystal Quilt as a case study in issues of complexity and scale that are raised when social practice projects move between spheres of specialization and address different registers of witnessing and engagement.

Suzanne Lacy is a visual and performance-based artist whose work includes installations, video, photography and large-scale performances on social themes. Her recent work includes The Tattooed Skeleton for the Museo Nacional Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid that focuses on domestic murder of over sixty women each year in Spain; and Three Weeks in January, a reworked performance from 1977 for the Getty Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival. Also known for her writing, Lacy has recently released Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007 by Duke University Press. Lacy is founding chair of the Graduate Public Practice Program at Otis College of Art and Design.