By Alexander Alberro
Compared to different avant-garde pursuits that emerged within the Nineteen Sixties, conceptual paintings has got really little critical realization by means of artwork historians and critics of the prior twenty-five years -- partly due to the tricky, highbrow nature of the paintings. This loss of realization is very amazing given the large effect of conceptual artwork at the paintings of the final fifteen years, on severe dialogue surrounding postmodernism, and at the use of thought via artists, curators, critics, and historians.
This landmark anthology collects for the 1st time the main old records that helped supply definition and goal to the stream. It additionally comprises newer memoirs via contributors, in addition to serious histories of the interval by means of a few of trendy top artists and paintings historians. a number of the essays and artists' statements were translated into English particularly for this quantity. a significant portion of the trade among artists, critics, and theorists happened in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and personal correspondence. those influential records are collected right here for the 1st time, besides a couple of formerly unpublished essays and interviews.
Contributors Alexander Alberro, paintings & Language, Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Gregory Battcock, Mel Bochner, Sigmund Bode, Georges Boudaille, Marcel Broodthaers, Benjamin Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Ian Burn, Jack Burnham, Luis Camnitzer, John Chandler, Sarah Charlesworth, Michel Claura, Jean Clay, Michael Corris, Eduardo Costa, Thomas Crow, Hanne Darboven, Raúl Escari, Piero Gilardi, Dan Graham, Maria Teresa Gramuglio, Hans Haacke, Charles Harrison, Roberto Jacoby, Mary Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, Max Kozloff, Christine Kozlov, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Lee Lozano, Kynaston McShine, Cildo Meireles, Catherine Millet, Olivier Mosset, John Murphy, Hélio Oiticica, Michel Parmentier, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Nicolas Rosa, Harold Rosenberg, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Jeanne Siegel, Seth Siegelaub, Terry Smith, Robert Smithson, Athena Tacha Spear, Blake Stimson, Niele Toroni, Mierle Ukeles, Jeff Wall, Rolf Wedewer, Ian Wilson