• “Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art”

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Museumplein 10
    December 12, 2015–April 17, 2016

    Curated by Leontine Coelewij and Sara Martinetti

    In the 1960s, Seth Siegelaub catalyzed a shift toward art practices that could exist in language or in the pages of books and magazines. Exposing his maverick and multifaceted activities as exhibition organizer, art collector, Marxist publisher, and bibliophile of textile histories, “Beyond Conceptual Art” assembles a generous 160 textiles, 400 books, and nearly 240 archival documents and facsimiles. In addition to early artworks by his collaborators Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, and Lawrence Weiner, among others, the exhibition will include a re-creation of the legendary “January 5–31, 1969” show, and two recent projects by Mario García Torres and Maria Eichhorn that will link Siegelaub’s legacy to the present. A catalogue featuring essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, and the curators will accompany the exhibition, along with an anthology of Siegelaub’s writings and interviews.