Posts tagged 1970s
Notes on the Arts: Curating the Past 50 Years as Ruin by Norman M. Klein
In the midst of our economic and political crisis, we must assume that art history will be remade. New points of origin will be invented, probably starting with the 1960s instead of the 1860s. Fluxus, Archigram, Conceptual art, Minimalism, Pop—1968 and “all that”—as well as sixties performance and video are now understood as the beginning, not the finale.
Remembering Jack Goldstein by Jennifer Bolande
The first time I saw Jack, he was standing on a ladder putting some white paint on a wall at Artists Space. He had recently arrived in NY from LA, where he’d already been working as an artist and teaching for a number of years. I was 19 years old, still in art college, and working part time at Artists Space. I had come to New York to study dance and performance art.
Vision Magazine: Idea-Oriented Art in Print (1975–1981) by Tom Marioni
Artist Tom Marioni is best known for early Conceptual works such as "The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art" (1970), and as the founder of the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), one of the first alternative art spaces in the United States, which he opened in 1970 and directed until its closure in 1984. He published the first issue of Vision , an extraordinary publication which lasted for only six issues, in 1975. Both MOCA and Vision helped to define new forms of art making and connect artists experimenting in a site-specific or performative vein. Here, Marioni recounts the story of Vision 36 years later.
Every Picture Tells a Story Don’t It? by Thomas Lawson
Throughout the 1970s, William Leavitt composed a series of concisely staged works—16mm films, live performances, suites of photographs, and tableaux—that eliminated conventional narrative. Employing a narrow selection of isolated objects, gestures, and text, the bigger picture dramatically plays out through evocation, variation, and repetition.