In Dialogue: Claire Bishop and Claire Doherty
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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Lived Practice, on view through Dec. 20 at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries (33 S. State St., 7th floor), this dialogue continues a season of critical thinking around social practice developed by SAIC to address this burgeoning and much-debated field. Claire Bishop is an art historian and critic based in the PhD program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), for which she won the 2013 Frank Jewett Mather award for art criticism. Claire Doherty is the founder and director of Situations, which produces artworks and projects in unexpected locations across the world. Doherty is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art, from Alex Hartley's Nowhereisland to the yearlong series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand.