conceptual art

In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

Sol Lewitt

Instruction Sets

Sol Lewitt

The first two images are examples of instructions Sol Lewitt would send to a museum or gallery, the last image is an example of the "executed" painting (created by the gallery assistants following Lewitt's instructions)

Yoko Ono

Three examples of Yoko Ono's instruction pieces.

Software 1970 Radically Emphatic Students Interested in Science,Technology and Other Research Studies

Above is the exhibition catalog for "Software, Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art" curated by Jack Burnham at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1970. u can view a pdf of the full program here (the non-hypertext prrogram of course) it's definitely worth a look through. The show drew connections + arranged collaborations between technologists && conceptual artists. For exmpale, pictured above are three members of the R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S. (Radically Emphatic Students Interested in Science, Technology and Other Research Studies) a rare/early "computer club" of middle && high school students w/conceptual artist Agnes Denes.

::after On Kawara

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