In the Margins Behind the Lines:
Collected Writings, Volume VI.
Meta-Art, Ripostes, Art Criticism, Philosophy, Autobiography 2002-2012
These writings span the period immediately preceding and subsequent to Piper’s emigration to Germany in 2005. Earlier texts focus on political and spiritual strategies of self-defense in the art world and in her personal life, whereas later ones pursue her in-depth analysis of Kant’s texts, her investigation of the deep self in her artwork, and her attention to the work of other artists. Ripostes to art critics extend and explore more deeply the critical reception of her own artwork in the US, as well as the complex, institutionally inflected relationship between artists and critics in general. Forthcoming