"Housewife Beads the World!" Liza Lou and the Politics of Process
Elyse Speaks (Art, Art History, and Design)
Friday, February 8 | 12-1:00pm
339 O’Shaughnessy Hall
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Artist Liza Lou’s installation Kitchen (1991-96), a 426 cm work comprised of beads, took five years to complete, and is a full-scale kitchen that manifests the labor of its production as an artwork in the visual preservation of every bead placed across its surface. This talk considers the work in detail, and focuses specifically on issues of process and materials in order to consider how they address the thematics of labor and time in relation to the politics of domesticity. The talk is taken from a chapter in progress from a larger project on labor and art in the 1990s.