Thomas Lawson & Susan Morgan

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Kaari Upson & Thomas Lawson

In 1979, artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan cofounded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE charted the rise of postmodernism and postfeminism before moving into more political issues including institutional critique, hypertext, and AIDS. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. The anthology features writings by and about Take It or Leave It artists Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller,  Matt Mullican, and Adrian Piper, among others.

In conjunction with Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.

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