Barcelona

Barcelona

Art & Language

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Aragó 255
April 15–June 20, 1999

In the polemical atmosphere from which Conceptual art emerged in the late ’6os, the British collective Art & Language produced densely wrought philosophical texts that challenged the antipodal relationship between linguistic or critical practice and art making. As Conceptualism became its own orthodoxy in the late ’70s, A&L disbanded its influential organ Art-Language, and today just two of the original members, Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden, operate under the A&L banner. This exhibition addresses the entire scope of the collective’s output, including essays, recordings, posters, and ephemera—even paintings. A program of musical, theatrical, and cinematic events is planned, and former Art-Language editor Charles Harrison has assembled a two-volume catalogue.