By Alexander Alberro
Compared to different avant-garde pursuits that emerged within the Nineteen Sixties, conceptual paintings has got rather little severe cognizance via artwork historians and critics of the previous twenty-five years -- partially a result of tricky, highbrow nature of the paintings. This loss of consciousness is especially outstanding given the large impact of conceptual paintings at the paintings of the final fifteen years, on serious dialogue surrounding postmodernism, and at the use of conception by way of artists, curators, critics, and historians.
This landmark anthology collects for the 1st time the main historic records that helped supply definition and function to the stream. It additionally includes newer memoirs by way of members, in addition to severe histories of the interval through a few of brand new major artists and artwork historians. a few of the essays and artists' statements were translated into English particularly for this quantity. a significant portion of the alternate among artists, critics, and theorists happened in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and personal correspondence. those influential files are collected right here for the 1st time, besides a couple of formerly unpublished essays and interviews.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