PUBLICATION PUBLIC ART DIALOGUE The Instability of Nature Morte (reconsidering monument[ality] under the throwaway evidence of work) 2015 - 2016 by Lisa Blas, Volume 6, Number 1 / Spring 2016
(Images found on front cover, back cover, and pages 34, 89, 141)
ARTIST TALK TRESTLE GALLERY Brooklyn NY / February 9, 2016
RESPONSE ISSUU Adrift (after Charleston) by Lisa Blas / June 21, 2015
STUDIO VISIT ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS New York City / 2014
INTERVIEW THE STUDIO VISIT Metonymy and memory in the work of Australian photographer, Anne Ferran by Lisa Blas with Anne Ferran, Sydney, Australia / July 2012
CATALOG 1 GALERIE COMMUNE produced in conjunction with the exhibition LISA BLAS / Tourner la page, Université de Lille 3, Tourcoing, France / 2011
CATALOG 2 GALERIE COMMUNE produced in conjunction with the exhibition LISA BLAS / Tourner la page, Université de Lille 3, Tourcoing, France / 2011
CATALOG 3 GALERIE COMMUNE produced in conjunction with the exhibition LISA BLAS / Tourner la page, Université de Lille 3, Tourcoing, France / 2011
OUTTAKES v.1 Expedition in gold, silver, copper, and all other reflections by Lisa Blas / 2011
Now Be Here #2, NYC (2016) photo by Paola Kudacki, courtesy Kim Schoenstadt, Shinique Smith, and The Brooklyn Museum
Link to participants: “Now Be Here #2, NYC”
On Sunday October 23, 2016, six hundred New York female and female-identifying contemporary artists gathered in the Brooklyn Museum's historic Beaux-Arts Court for the largest group portrait of artists ever taken in New York.
Meet me at the Mason Dixon Line: a conversation about artistic practice and complex geographies of disunion, war, and reconciliation
Slought is pleased to announce "Meet me at the Mason Dixon," a conversation on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 6:30-8pm between artist Lisa Blas and art historian Thierry de Duve. The event will be introduced by Jean-Michel Rabaté and takes place on the occasion of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War.
Since the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the "Mason's and Dixon's Line" has functioned and symbolized as a legal and cultural boundary between the Northeastern United States and the Southern United States, and has been often associated with questions concerning the legality and legacy of slavery. Today, what does it mean to speak about this divide, and to situate one's artistic or art historical practice within this complex geography of disunion, total war, and reconciliation? Although the Civil War technically ended in 1865 with the cessation of fighting, for many the unresolved tensions between the North and South persist, and the political and social challenges of reconstruction are still unresolved.
With these considerations in mind, this conversation will consider questions such as: In what sense can one say that the Civil War ever ended? Does anything historic ever end? What does it mean to address history in the twenty-first century, and who is one addressing in that regard? What is the function of a confederate or union monument? What does it mean to re-visit the American Civil War era today, not as a historian but as an artist?
This event has been organized on the occasion of Lisa Blas's installation at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA (on view through October 7, 2011), which features images and objects from museum archives that have been excavated for their narratives about the American nineteenth century. Research and travel to locations such as Antietam National Battlefield, the Gettysburg National Military Park, the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia have served as departure points for Blas's investigations into national identity, cultural myths, and American history.
PUBLIC / PRIVATE
Lisa Blas in conversation with Jeffry Cudlin
D.C. artist Lisa Blas discusses her recent public art project PUBLIC / PRIVATE and K-Street Projects, v.1-4 with Jeffry Cudlin, Arlington Arts Center Director of Exhibitions, Arlington, Virginia / 2009
The Brooklyn Rail: “Spine” by Megan N. Liberty
The Sentinel: Art Ejecta Projects emerges in Downtown Carlisle by Joseph and Barrie Ann George
ARTNET DAILY PIC Lisa Blas finds Twins for the 'Times', for Our Times by Blake Gopnik published in Opinion
April 7, 2017 / New York
REVIEW CAPITAL ART TOURS After Lost Space(s) an Exhibition by Lisa Blas, at Kai Matsumiya Gallery by Lisa Lipinski
April 17, 2016 / New York
PRESS RELEASE ROSSICONTEMPORARY Still Lifes, Sometimes Repeated by Lisa Blass, Brussels, BE / 2012-13
REVIEW HART Still Lifes, Sometimes Repeating by Colette Dubois / January, 2013
REVIEW LA LIBRE BELGIQUE Les Fleurs de Lisa Blas by Roger Turine / 2011