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Art By Telephone

Artist: Various

Year: 1969
Country: United States
Catalog No: Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, none
Format: Vinyl Lp



"Shortly after its opening, the Museum of Contemporary Art planned an exhibition to record the trend, incipient then and pervasive today, toward conceptualization of art. This exhibition, scheduled for the spring of 1968 and abandoned because of technical difficulties, consisted of works in different media, conceived by artists in this country and Europe and executed in Chicago on their behalf. The telephone was designated the most fitting means of communication in relaying instructions to those entrusted with fabrication of the artists' projects or enactment of their ideas. To heighten the challenge of a wholly verbal exchange, drawings, blueprints or written descriptions were avoided."

"A key role in producing this exhibition has been played by the museum's curator, David H. Katzive. He not only conducted and edited the crucial telephone conversations, but directed the production and enactment of the works in the exhibition.."
(Jan van der Marck, from liner notes)

An exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art under the sponsorship of the American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago.
November 1 to December 14, 1969.
(on label)

Gatefold Sleeve.