Edited by Brian Wallis, Marianne Weems, and Philip Yenawine

In 1997, with help of the Lannan Foundation, Art Matters produced Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America, an edited volume of essays and projects addressing visual art in the 1980s and 1990s and related debates on social identity, public morality, communal values, and freedom of expression.

The book includes contributions by: Julie Ault, Douglas Crimp, David Deitcher, Richard Elovich, Andrea Fraser, Coco Fusco, Holly Hughes, Lewis Hyde, Lucy Lippard, Kobena Mercer, Martha Rosler, Kathleen M. Sullivan, Carol S. Vance, Michele Wallace, David Wojnarowicz, Philip Yenawine, and George Yudice.

Essays from the book

Too Political? Forget It

Lucy R. Lippard

Talking to Art Matters

Andrea Fraser

The Culture War within the Culture Wars: Race

Michele Wallace

What Does Silence Equal Now

David Deitcher