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Read an interview with Chair of Graduate Public Practice Suzanne Lacy for Art:21 - Art in the 21st Century, a PBS series that serves as an educational resource and history of contemporary art. Thom Donovan blogs about her work as "offering one of the most important models we have of a practice that explores complex social dynamics and political issues while never losing site of art as a source of imagination and as a catalyst of change."
Suzanne concludes the interview by describing a current project: "Now the interesting thing for me is how to present the work as “art” – how to talk about it, whether or not to create performances (staged conversations), should it live as exhibition or text, and so on? I know that what intrigues me has to do with definitions of art and effectiveness: the scale in terms of the size of the community; the duration; the choreography of various partnership agendas; the results in terms of resident sense of pride and relationship to the notion of University attendance, etc. But I am not sure what “shape” this will take as “art.” I’m still looking for it – I guess that is the pleasure in this kind of making."