Surface Tension

Event Details

Date: March 18th - March 19th, 2015
Time: Multi-day Event

A Community Conversation
with Lucy Lippard and Chrissie Orr

A collective inquiry into the intersection of Arts, Leadership and Social Action

Invite your experiences and insights into the intersection of Arts, Leadership and Social Action

Explore how the arts can bring to light the qualities and capacities necessary to create change

Reflect upon the role of all of us – the community at large – in supporting leaders to reach full potential and on the importance of courageous followership

Identify key themes with which to engage throughout the year in our public programs

“Look beneath the surface;
let not the several quality of a thing
nor its worth escape thee.”

Marcus Aurelius ~

Cost: FREE to the public | Please Register | Space is limited
For more information please call:505-995-1860


Lucy LippardLucy R. Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist and curator who lives in a tiny New Mexico village, where she is involved with community planning and edits the monthly community newsletter which she founded 18 years ago. Lippard (with John Chandler) coined the term “the dematerialization of the art object” in the early days of conceptual art. She was an early champion of feminist art and co founder of the Heresies Collective. For the last 20 years she has concentrated on place, land use, and local history. She has received numerous awards and is the author of 23 books of cultural criticism, most recently Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West (2014). 

Chrissie Orr

Chrissie Orr is a Co-conceiver of El Otro Lado, a cornerstone of the Academy’s Arts and Community Engagement work. Chrissie facilitates various Academy programs and workshops. She was born in Scotland, a descendant of the Picts (the painted ones) She is an artist, animateur and creative investigator focused on developing a relational aesthetic around community and site with issues relevant to both. Chrissie is recognized internationally for her pioneering work in the creation of innovative, challenging community-based art projects in diverse areas of the world. She is the recipient of the Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and a founder of the SeedBroadcast Collective.

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