In the Margins Behind the Lines:
Collected Writings, Volume II.
Meta-Art, Ripostes, Art Criticism, Autobiography 1978-1992
ISBN #978-3-9813763-5-7. €20.00
Piper’s thinking about her artwork and the art world was deeply influenced by the graduate study in moral and political philosophy she undertook at Harvard from 1974 to 1979. This influence can be traced in the social and political preoccupations that surface in her meta-art and art criticism texts of this period. Critical responses to her first retrospective in 1987 elicit ripostes that also show her application to the art context of the Socratic method of argumentation common in academic philosophy. Yet her experience of academia also provoked deeper, autobiographical examination of her anomalous race and gender status in that field. Forthcoming