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Christopher D’Arcangelo

Christopher D’Arcangelo’s 1977 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Journal project in a still from a video interview with Benjamin H. D. Buchloh conducted by Dean Inkster and Sébastien Pluot, 2010.

In an attempt to find alternatives to “curatorial control” I am making the following proposal to you the reader:

A. You will find that the following page of this journal has been left blank. That page is yours.

B. You can remove that page from this journal and do anything you want on it.

C. You can then install the page anyplace in the viewing space of LAICA, at any time and in anyway you want.

I am aware of the fact that this proposal is a product of “curatorial control.” In any case it is my hope that, through these kinds of activities from inside and outside the art world, we may find alternatives to the systems that control our lives.

THE BLANK SPREAD that appeared in a 1977 issue of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art’s Journal was a characteristic contribution from Christopher D’Arcangelo—an open invitation and an instrument of exposure that delineates its own

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