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Vito Acconci / Carl Andre / Joseph Beuys / Daniel Buren / James Lee Byars / Paterson Ewen / Robert Filliou / Dan Graham / Douglas Huebler / Joseph Kosuth / Sol LeWitt / Mel Ramsden for Art & Language / Alan Sondheim / Lawrence Weiner / Peggy Gale
Softcover, 385 pages, 12 bw, 6 x 9"
Publication Date: September 2004
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The artists, whose speeches are documented by the book, are among the most important exponents of the movements of the period–Conceptual art, Minimalism, Fluxus and Art & Language.
– “Books/Libri: Artists Talk 1969-1977.” Tema Celeste; No. 110: 24.
An insightful essay by Peggy Gale introduces these transcriptions of historic talks by internationally known artists, recorded some 30 years ago at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Included are talks by Vito Acconci (1977), Carl Andre (1969), Joseph Beuys (1976), Daniel Buren (1973), James Lee Byars (1970), Paterson Ewen (1976), Robert Filliou (1973), Dan Graham (1973 and 1977), Douglas Huebler (1973), Joseph Kosuth (1969), Sol LeWitt (1970), Mel Ramsden for Art & Language (1972), Alan Sondheim (1973), and Lawrence Weiner (1972). These transcriptions are all available for the first time. An important resource for contemporary art and its attendant issues, Artists Talk reveals artists’ concerns during a period bracketed by conceptual art and an international restructuring of power and influence in the art world.