The Halifax Conference

Published by New Documents, Los Angeles, 2019, 184 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English

Price: €18

The Halifax Conference presents a transcript of a conference held at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design on October 5–6, 1970, transcribed and adapted by artist Craig Leonard.

Organized by Seth Siegelaub, the Conference was conceived as a means of bringing about a “meeting of artists…[from] diverse art making experiences and art positions…in as general a situation as possible.” Infamously, the conference was held in the college’s boardroom, while students and other interested parties watched the proceedings on a video monitor in a separate space. The result was a conversation that devolved—technologically and ideologically—into a quasi-tragicomic farce, punctuated by remarkable moments of rupture initiated by activist resistance to the Conference from the outside and dissenting voices from within.

Attendees at the conference included Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Ronald Bladen, Daniel Buren, Gene Davis, Jan Dibbets, Al Held, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Robert Murray, N.E.Thing Co. (Iain and Ingrid Baxter), Richard Serra, Richard Smith, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, and Lawrence Weiner.

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Prozesse : physikalische, biologische, chemische

Published by Bonner Kunstverein & Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, 1978, 98 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Prozesse : physikalische, biologische, chemische at Haus an der Redoute, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 21 September – 22 October, 1978. Including artists: Michael Badura, Monika Baumgartl, George Brecht, Jan Dibbets, Michael Enneper, Hans Haacke, K.H. Hödicke, Peter Hutchinson, Wolf Kahlen, Wolfgang Mally, Nam June Paik, Klaus Rinke, Dieter Roth (Diter Rot), HA Schult, Helmut Schweizer, Timm Ulrichs and Dorothee von Windheim.

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Mobil, autonom, vernetzt Barbara Preisig

Published by Edition Metzel, München, 2018, 240 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €38 (Out of stock)

The publication Mobil, autonom, vernetzt, Kritik und ökonomische Innovation in Ephemera der Konzeptkunst, 1966–1975 deals with the advertisements and exhibition announcements printed by Jan Dibbets, Adrian Piper, Daniel Buren and Eleanor Antin between 1966 and 1975. These ephemera – simultaneously works of art, advertising instruments, and documentations for artistic actions – are exemplary for the communication-based, flexible, and mobile practice of conceptual art. A 2015 interview with Barbara Preisig discussing ephemera can be found here.

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