Isa Genzken

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Art By Telephone

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Shortly after its opening, the Museum of Contemporary Art planned an exhibition to record the trend, incipient then and pervasive today, toward conceptualization of art. This exhibition, scheduled for the spring of 1968 and abandoned because of technical difficulties, consisted of works in different media, conceived by artists in this country and Europe and executed in Chicago on their behalf. The telephone was designated the most fitting means of communication in relaying instructions to those entrusted with fabrication of the artists’ projects or enactment of their ideas. To heighten the challenge of a wholly verbal exchange, drawings, blueprints or written descriptions were avoided. -Jan van der Marck (covertext)

Participating artists: Siah Armajani, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Iain Baxter, Mel Bochner, Geoge Brecht, Jack Burnham, James Lee Byars, Robert H. Cumming, Francoise Dallegret, Jan Dibbets, John Giorno, Robert Grosvenor, Hans Haacke, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Davi Det Hompson, Robert Huot, Alani Jacquet, Ed Kienholz, Joseph Kosuth, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Guenther Uecker, Stan Van Der Beek, Bernar Venet, Frank Lincoln, Viner Wolf Vostell, William Wegman, William T. Wiley.

Cover: b/w, gatefold, documentation-photo, texts about the artists and an introduction by Jan van der Marck. Design: Sherman Mutchnick.

Leon Borensztein

American portraits

American portraits

American portraits

American portraits

Allora & Calzadilla

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Koen Vanmechelen

Cosmopolitan chicken project

Cosmopolitan chicken project

Yuichiro Tamura

Calvin Seibert

Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Ryan Feeney

Leaning tower, fixed #1

Leaning tower, fixed #1

anyone can do it

We amost had it

Ursus Wehrli

The Art of Clean-Up

The Art of Clean-Up

The Art of Clean-Up

The Art of Clean-Up

Reka Reisinger

Untitled (Birthday)

Untitled (Birthday)

Hendrik Zeitler

Strobe

Strobe

Strobe

Strobe

Bjoern Schuelke

Spider Drone, 2011

Spider Drone, 2011

Urs Fischer

Problem Painting

Problem Painting

Nandan Ghiya

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Hon'ble - Kind Indroid

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Thierry Mouillé

Les peintres internationaux

Les peintres internationaux

Cornelia Parker

The Maybe

The Maybe

Bryan Dooley

No Less Peculiar than the Duel

No Less Peculiar than the Duel

Untitled (Kauai Real Estate)

Untitled (Sugar....Sir?)

Yue Minjun

Execution

Execution

Everything I Long for.

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Sasha Kurmaz

Kiev

Kiev

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