Conceptual Art : A Critical Anthology

May 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

ALBERRO, Alexander et Blake SIIMSON. Conceptual Art : A Critical Anthology. Cambridge, MA  : The MIT Press, 2000.




Alexander Alberro, Reconsidering Conceptual Art, 1966–1977

Blake Stimson, The Promise of Conceptual Art


I. 1966–1967

Eduardo Costa, Raúl Escari, Roberto Jacoby, A Media Art (Manifesto)

Christine Kozlov, Compositions for Audio Structures

Hélio Oiticica, Position and Program

Sol LeWitt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art

Sigmund Bode, Excerpt from Placement as Language (1928)

Mel Bochner, The Serial Attitude

Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier, Niele Toroni, Statement

Michel Claura, Buren, Mosset, Toroni or Anybody

Michael Baldwin, Remarks on Air-Conditioning: An Extravaganza of Blandness

Adrian Piper, A Defense of the “Conceptual” Process in Art

Hélio Oiticica, General Scheme of the New Objectivity


II. 1968

Lucy R. Lippard and John Chandler, The Dematerialization of Art

Terry Atkinson, Concerning the Article “The Dematerialization of Art

Yvonne Rainer, Statement

Hanne Darboven, Statement to Lucy Lippard

Georges Boudaille, Interview with Daniel Buren: Art Is No Longer Justifiable or Setting the Record Straight

María Teresa Gramuglio and Nicolás Rosa, Tucumán Burns


III. 1969

Michel Claura, Paris Commentary

Gregory Battcock, Painting Is Obsolete

Dan Graham, Art Workers’ Coalition Open Hearing Presentation

Editors of Art-Language, Introduction

Sol LeWitt, Sentences on Conceptual Art

Ian Burn, Dialogue

Lee Lozano, Dialogue Piece

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Maintenance Art Manifesto, Proposal for an Exhibition, “CARE”

John Murphy, Patron’s Statement for “When Attitudes Become Form”

Piero Gilardi, Politics and the Avant-Garde

Jean Clay, Art Tamed and Wild

Rolf Wedewer, Introduction to Konzeption/Conception

Daniel Buren, Beware

Joseph Kosuth, Art After Philosophy

Lucy R. Lippard, Introduction to 557,087


IV. 1970

Ian Burn, Conceptual Art as Art

Mel Bochner, Excerpts from Speculation (1967–1970)

Charles Harrison and Seth Siegelaub, On Exhibitions and the World at Large

Charles Harrison, Notes Towards Art Work

Athena Tacha Spear, Introduction to Art in the Mind

Kynaston McShine, Introduction to Information

Jack Burnham, Alice’s Head: Reflections on Conceptual Art

Harold Rosenberg, De-aestheticization

Luis Camnitzer, Contemporary Colonial Art

Cildo Meireles, Insertions in Ideological Circuits


V. 1971–1974

Michel Claura, Interview with Lawrence Weiner

Jeanne Siegel, An Interview with Hans Haacke

Victor Burgin, Rules of Thumb

Terry Smith, Propositions

Catherine Millet, Interview with Art-Language

Max Kozloff, The Trouble with Art-as-Idea

Robert Smithson, Cultural Confinement

Robert Smithson, Production for Production’s Sake

Michel Claura and Seth Siegelaub, L’art conceptuel

Lucy R. Lippard, Postface, in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, 1966 to 1972

Adrian Piper, In Support of Meta-Art

Hans Haacke, All the “Art” That’s Fit to Show


VI. 1975–1977

Sarah Charlesworth, A Declaration of Dependence

Ian Burn, The Art Market: Affluence and Degradation

Joseph Kosuth, 1975

Art & Language, UK, Having-Your-Heart-in-the-Right-Place-Is-Not-Making-History

Art & Language, UK, The Timeless Lumpenness of Radical Cultural Life

Marcel Broodthaers, To Be bien pensant . . . or Not to Be. To Be Blind

Allan Sekula, Documentary and Corporate Violence

Martha Rosler, To Argue for a Video of Representation. To Argue for a Video Against the Mythology of Everyday Life

Mary Kelly, Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Document

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Moments of History in the Work of Dan Graham


VII. Memoirs of Conceptual Art

Ian Burn, The ’Sixties: Crisis and Aftermath (or the Memoirs of an Ex-Conceptual Artist)

Cildo Meireles, Statements

Ian Wilson, Conceptual Art

Dan Graham, My Works for Magazine Pages: “A History of Conceptual Art”

Adrian Piper, On Conceptual Art

Robert Barry, Statement

Victor Burgin, Yes, Difference Again: What History Plays the First Time Around as Tragedy, It Repeats as Farce

Deke Dusinberre, Seth Siegelaub, Daniel Buren, and Michel Claura, Working with Shadows, Working with Words

Art & Language, We Aimed to Be Amateurs

Mary Kelly and Terry Smith, A Conversation About Conceptual Art, Subjectivity and the Post-Partum Document

Joseph Kosuth, Intention(s)

Michael Corris, Inside a New York Art Gang: Selected Documents of Art & Language, New York

Martha Rosler, Statement

Blake Stimson, “Dada—Situationism/Tupamaros—Conceptualism”: An Interview with Luis Camnitzer


VIII. Critical Histories of Conceptual Art

Jeff Wall, Dan Graham’s Kammerspiel

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Conceptual Art 1962–1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutions

Charles Harrison, Conceptual Art and Critical Judgement

Adrian Piper, The Logic of Modernism

Mari Carmen Ramı´rez, Blueprint Circuits: Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America

Thomas Crow, Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Art




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