Art & Language: Nobody Spoke

Art & Language: Nobody Spoke
Library Shelf Location 18.ARTA
Publication Date 2015

Published on the occasion of an exhibition of new work at Lisson Gallery. Comprising five new paintings, 17 chairs each made from 10 paintings, a performance featuring this installation of chairs and a number of recent drawings also referencing other pieces created by Art & Language – marks over 40 years since this contingent art group first showed at Lisson Gallery. What began as an amorphous, more-or-less anonymous gathering of like-minded artists and thinkers, with loosely connected chapters as far afield as Coventry, London and New York, is now defined as a collaboration between Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden, with participation from performers such as The Jackson Pollock Bar and Red Krayola The continued presence and importance of Art & Language – as pioneering conceptual artists, combining text, performance, music and publishing – is testament to their enduring influence on, and indeed, anticipation of much current art practice, but is also the result of their constant questioning of art’s limits and possibilities.

ISBN 9780947830472
Quantity 1
Pages 168
Authors Matthew Jesse Jackson, Joanna Thornberry
Format Flexi-bound
Publisher Lisson Gallery, London
Related Artists Art & Language, Nicholas Logsdail
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)

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