The Lip Anthology by Vivian Ziherl

Talk and Launch in the framework of the research project Feminisms
Saturday December 21; 7pm



Published in Melbourne from 1976 to 1984, Lip magazine was a lightning rod for arts feminist agendas in Australia over the Women's Liberation era. Dynamic and broad-ranging, the magazined crossed disciplinary divides between visual art, film, theatre, journalism and dance among others. The art and ideas expressed over Lip’s lifetime track with groundbreaking moves into performance, ecology, social-engagement and labour politics; all at an intersection with local realities. The Lip Anthology compiles many of the stand-out moments of Lip, showcasing the contesting feminisms that comprised the project. Selected interviews, artist-pages, essays, and activist reports are reproduced in facsimile, preserving Lip's hallmark graphic experimentation. The Lip Anthology is published by Kunstverein Publishing and Macmillan Art Publishing, co-produced with Grazer Kunstverein, with support from the Australia Council for the Arts and the TEWRR.

Vivian Ziherl is a researcher, curator and critic. Since 2011 she has been a Curator at  If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution in Amsterdam. Independent projects include “Landings” (Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art & other partner organizations) and “StageIt!” (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam). Her writing has appeared in periodicals including e-flux Journal, Scapegoat, Pages Magazine, Frieze, LEAP Magazine, Metropolis M, Discipline, Eyeline and the Journal of Art (Art Association of Australia and New Zealand), among others.

Supported by Mondriaan Fund