Art & Language

 

 

Biography

PERIODICALS BY ART & LANGUAGE

Art-Language

1969
Volume 1 no 1, May

1970
Volume 1 no 2, February
Volume 1 no 3, June

1971
Volume 1 no 4, November

1972
Volume 2 no 1, February
Volume 2 no 2, Summer

1973
Volume 2 no 3, September

1974
Volume 2 no 4 (‘Handbook to Going-On’), March
Volume 3 no 1 (‘Draft for an Anti-Textbook’), September

1975
Volume 3 no 2, June

1976
Volume 3 no 3, June
Volume 3 no 4 (‘Fox 4’), October

1977
Volume 4 no 1, May
Volume 4 no 2, October

1978
Volume 4 no 3 (‘Ways of Seeing’), November

1980
Volume 4 no 4, June

1982
Volume 5 no 1, October

1984
Volume 5 no 2 (‘Victorine’) March

1985
Volume 5 no 3 (‘Blue Poles’), March

 

Art-Language New Series

1994
Number 1, June

1997
Number 2, June

1999
Number 3, September

 

Analytical Art

1971
Number 1, July

1972
Number 2, June (discontinued)

The Fox

1975
Number 1, March
Number 2, October

1976
Number 3, April (discontinued)

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

1967
Hardware Show, Architectural Association, London, UK

1968
Dematerialisation Show, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

1971
The Air-Conditioning Show (reconstituted 1966 work), Visual Arts Gallery, New            York, USA

1972
The Art & Language Institute, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FR
Documenta Memorandum (Indexing), Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, DE

1973
Index 002 Bxal, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA

1976
Music-Language, Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, FR
Art & Language, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

1978
Flags for Organisations, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1979
Ils donnent leur Sang; donnez votre Travail, Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, FR

1980
Portraits of V.I. Lenin in the Style of Jackson Pollock, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL

1982
Index: Studio at 3 Wesley Place Painted by Mouth, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
Art & Language, retrospective, Musée d'Art Moderne, Toulon, FR

1983
Index: Studio at 3 Wesley Place I, II, III, IV, Gewad, Ghent, BE

1986
Confessions: Incidents in a Museum, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1987
Art & Language: The Paintings, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE

1990
Hostages XXIV-XXXV, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1993
Art & Language, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

1995
Art & Language and Luhmann, Kunstraum,Vienna, AT

1996
Sighs trapped by Liars, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, FR

1999
Art & Language in Practice, Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, ES
Cinco Ensayos, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, ES
The Artist out of Work: Art & Language 1972-1981, PS1/Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

2000
Art & Language & Luhmann No.2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE

2002
Too Dark to Read: Motifs Rétrospectifs, Musée d’art moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’ascq., FR

2003
Art & Language, Migrosmuseum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, CH

2004
Art & Language, CAC Málaga, Málaga, ES

2005
Hard to Say When, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2006
Il ne reste qu’ à chanter, Galerie de l’Erban, Nantes, FR

2008
Brouillages/Blurrings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FR

2009
Art & Language, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, FI

2010
Portraits and a Dream, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Art & Language, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

2011
Badges, MulierMulier Gallery, Knokke, BE

2013
Letters to The Red Krayola, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Dusseldorf, DE
Art & Language, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
Art & Language, Garage Cosmos, Brussels, BE
Portraits of President Barak Obama in the Style of Jackson Pollock, MulierMulier      Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, BE

2014
Art & Language Uncompleted, The Philippe Meaille Collection, MACBA, Sept     ‘Made in Zurich’, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zurich, CH
Art & Language: Nobody Spoke, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2016
Art & Language, Chateau de Montsoreau, FR
Art & Language, Not that it is Needed Now, Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke, BE
An Old Man’s Dream, Kunstation im Hauptbahnhof, Wolfsburg, DE
Art & Language, Soccer Club Club, Drag City Records, Chicago, USA

2017
Homeless Stuff, Art & Language at Rob Tufnell Gallery, Cologne, DE
Nobody Spoke, Kunstsaele, Berlin, DE
Art & Language, 10 Posters, CCCOD, Tours, FR

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1968
Language II, Dwan Gallery, New York, USA

1969
March, catalogue-show, Seth Sieglaub, New York, USA

1970
Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects, New York, Cultural Centre, New York, USA
Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Idea Structures, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

1971
The British Avant-Garde, New York Cultural Center, New York, USA

1972
Dokumenta 5, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, DE
The New Art, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1973
Einige Frume Beispiele Konzeptueller Kunst Analytischen Charakters, Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, DE
Contemporanea, Rome, IT

1974
Projekt'74, Cologne, DE
Kunst uber Kunst, Kunstverein, Cologne, DE

1976
Drawing Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT

1979
Un Certain Art Anglais, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR

1980
Kunst in Europa na '68, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, BE

1982
Dokumenta 7, Kassel, DE

1987
British Art of the Twentieth Century: The Modern Movement, Royal Academy, London, UK

1989
The Situationist International, 1957-1972, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
L'art conceptual, une perspective, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE

1992
Repeticion/Transformacion, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES

1995
Toponimias (8) Ohos Ideas Del Espacio, Fundación ‘La Caixa’, Madrid, ES
Reconsidering the Object of Art 1965-1975, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los                    Angeles, USA

1997
Documenta X, Kassel, DE

1999
Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

2002
Iconoclash, Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe, DE

2003
Venice Biennale (Individual Systems curated by Igor Zabel), Venice, IT

2004
Before the End (The Last Painting Show), curated by Olivier Mosset, Swiss Institute, New York, USA

2005
Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, DE

2006
Printempts de Septembre a Toulouse – Broken Lines, Toulouse, FR
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

2007
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

2008
Vides, Une Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2009
Rock-Paper-Scissors, Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art, Kunsthaus, Graz, CH

2010
Algumus Obras A Ler –Collection Eric Fabre, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, PT
Seconde main, Musee d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, FR

2011
Erre, Variations, Labrinthiques, Centre Pompidou, Metz, FR

2012
Materialising “Six Years": Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum.

2013
As if it Could: works and documents from the Herbert Foundation, ouverture, Herbert Foundation, Ghent

2014
Propaganda fur die Wirklichkeit, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE
Critical Machines, American University Beirut, Beirut, LB

2015
After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columus Ohio, USA

2016
Sighs Trapped by Liars: Language in Art, Kunstlerhaus Halle fur Kunst und Medien, Graz, AT
Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979, Tate Britain, London, UK
Facing the Future, Art in Europe 1945-68, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, DE
Art & Language and Ilya Kabakov, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK
Soulevements, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

2017
Everything at Once, Lisson Gallery, The Strand, October-December
The Happy Fainting of Painting #2, Krobath, Wien, AT
Exposition Collectionner, le Desir Inacheve, Musee d’Anger, Angers, FR
Parapolitics, Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, HKW, Berlin, DE
The Everywhere Studio, ICA, Miami, USA

2018
Always Different, Always the Same, Bundner Kunstmuseum, Chur, CH
Guernica, Musee Picasso, Paris, FR

 

SELECT BOOKS BY OR ABOUT ART & LANGUAGE

 Art & Language: Texte zum Phanomen Kunst und Sprache, Selected essays by Art & Language (German English edition) Verlag Dumont-Schauberg, Cologne, 1972

Art & Language 1975-1978 (selected essays by Art & Language), Eric Fabre, Paris (French English edition), 1978

Art & Language, Selected essays 1966-80, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1980

Charles Harrison, Essays on Art & Language, Blackwells, Oxford, 1988

Art & Language and Luhmann, Institut f ur soziale Gegenwartsfragen, Freiburg, and Kunstraum, Vienna, eds., Passagen Verlag, Vienna. Texts by Art & Language, Paul Wood, Charles Harrison, Thomas Dreher, Niklaus Luhmann, Catherine David, Peter Weibel.

Charles Harrison, Conceptual Art and Painting; Further Essays on Art & Language, MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts and London, England.

Peter Osborne, Conceptual Art, Phaidon Books, London

Michael Corris Conceptual Art; Theory, Myth and Practice, Cambridge University Press,

Art & Language, Writings, Distrito 4, Madrid/Lisson Gallery, London, 2005

Art & Language, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 208 pages (in Finnish ), 2008

Out of Whack Editions Manucius, Paris, 2014

Robert Bailey Art & Language International, Duke University Press, 2016

 

SELECT EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Art & Language, The Paintings, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1987

Hostages, Lisson Gallery, London, Galerie de Paris, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 1988

Art & Language, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1992

Art & Language in Practice, Volume 1, Illustrated Handbook, Volume 2, Critical Symposium, Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, 1999

Art & Language: Too Dark to Read, Motifs Retrospectifs 2002-1965, Musee d’Art moderne de Lille Metropole, Villeneuve d’ascq, 2002

Art & Language, Homes from Homes II, Migrosmuseum fur Gegenwartskunst/JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2006

Art & Language: Brouillages/Blurrings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2008

Art & Language, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, 2017

Art & Language: Nobody Spoke,Lisson Gallery, London, 2014

Art & Language, Uncompleted, MACBA, Barcelona, 2014

The Non-objective world. Art & Language and Kabakov, Sprovieri, London, 2016

 

SELECT RECORDS AND CDs

(Art & Language have produced recorded music with The Red Crayola.)

Corrected Slogans, 1976. (Drag City/Dexter’s Cigar, Chicago), 1997.

Kangaroo?, 1981, (Drag City/Dexter’s Cigar, Chicago), 1995

Sighs Trapped by Liars, (CD), Drag City, Chicago, 2007.

Five American Portraits, (CD), Drag City, Chicago, 2010.

Baby and Child Care, Art & Language and The Red Krayola, Drag City Records, Chicago, 2017