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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16 Dagen (card) Michael Snow

Published by Groningen Museum, Groningen, 1977, 2 cards (b/w ill.), 14.5 × 10.2 cm, Dutch

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Cards from a tear-off calendar with artist postcards for a series of events and screenings in the Groninger Museum in August 1977. Including artists were Fitzgibbon & Winters, Dekker, Taal Handelingen, Carolee Schnemann, Yvonne Rainer, Michael Snow, Michael Waisvisz, David Salle, Jack Goldstein, Paul Sharits, Chris Langdon, Pieter Holstein, Nan Hoover, Barbara Bloom, Vito Acconci, Charlemagne Palestine.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Cover to Cover Michael Snow

Published by Primary Information, New York & Light Industry, New York, 2020, 316 pages (b/w ill.), 17.7 × 22.6 cm, English

Price: €28 (Temporarily out of stock)

For years an out-of-print rarity, Michael Snow’s classic artist book Cover to Cover is available once again, in a facsimile edition.

Flipping through Cover to Cover, which is composed entirely of photographs in narrative sequence, one might describe it as a book made by a filmmaker. Snow himself has called the piece “a quasi-movie,” structured around a precise recto-verso montage.

Cover to Cover was originally released by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1975. It was part of a now-legendary series of publications, overseen by Kasper König and later Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, that included titles by Michael Asher, Dara Birnbaum, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, Claes Oldenburg, Martha Rosler, and Yvonne Rainer, among others.

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Snow, Weiner, Nannucci Michael Snow, Lawrence Weiner, Maurizio Nannucci

Published by Art Metropole, Vancouver, 1987, 5 pages, 21 × 27.5 cm, English

Price: €6

Exhibition pamphlet with essay by Peggy Gale and list of artists’ books, multiples and recordings from Art Metropole’s Permanent Collection: 22 works by Michael Snow, 108 works by Lawrence Weiner, and 36 works by Maurizio Nannucci. Introduction by AA Bronson.

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