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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Amerikanische Druckgraphik

Published by Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf, 1991, 36 pages (b/w ill.), 18.3 × 22 cm, German

Price: €8

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Amerikanische Druckgraphik at Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf, May 24 – June 20, 1991. Including the work of; Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Robert Ryman, Bryce Marden, Richard Serra, James Turrell and Carole Seborovski.

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Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1988, 275 pages (1 b/w ill.), 12.5 × 20 cm, English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

This book makes available a series of documents concerning the attempt by a United States Government Agency (the General Services Administration) to remove and thereby destroy Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc, a sculpture at Federal Plaza, New York City. A public hearing was held on the subject of the sculpture in March 1985, with 122 people testifying in favour of keeping the piece and 58 in favour of removing it. A jury of five voted 4–1 to remove the sculpture. The decision was appealed by Serra, leading to several years of litigation in the courts, but the sculpture was dismantled and placed in storage by federal workers on the night of March 15, 1989. More information here and here

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