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I-80 Series Robert Barry

Published by Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1969, 4 pages (b/w ill.), 21.5 × 24 cm, English

Price: €35

Considered one of the founders of Conceptual art, Robert Barry was included—along with Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner—in both the 1969 “January” show organized by Seth Siegelaub and the first museum exhibition of this work, Information, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970.

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Robert Barry

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1977, 8 pages, 21 × 27 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €20 (Out of stock)

With texts by Jan Debbaut and Rudi H. Fuchs. Designed by Walter Nikkels.

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

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A Brief History of Invisible Art Ralph Rugoff

Published by CCA Wattis Institute, San Fransisco, 2006, 65 pages (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 22 cm, English

Price: €14 (Out of stock)

A Brief History of Invisible Art is a fully illustrated catalog with essay by Ralph Rugoff, which brings together artworks from six decades that place a pronounced emphasis on the conceptual and communicative possibilities of the work of art, while bypassing its seeming requirements of visibility and materiality. In surveying this terrain, the exhibition includes works that represent a wide range of aesthetic practices and that engage with surprisingly diverse concerns. Whether underscoring the role of the audience, mocking the theological aura of museum rhetoric or calling attention to the importance of linguistic description in cultural production, these works prompt us to see through the more grandiose distractions of contemporary art and so to think more clearly about its underlying functions.

Featured Artists: Art & Language, Michael Asher, Robert Barry, James Lee Byars, Maurizio Cattelan, Jay Chung, Trisha Donnelly, Tom Friedman, Carsten Höller, Bethan Huws, Bruno Jakob, Yves Klein, Glenn Ligon, Jonathan Monk, Gianni Motti, Andy Warhol.

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