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“In & Out of Amsterdam”

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GLOBALISM AND CONCEPTUALISM: It has become increasingly apparent that these two notions are indissolubly linked, but how? “In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976” is only the most recent curatorial effort to examine this association, first proposed by the exhibition “Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s,” overseen by Jane Farver at New York’s Queens Museum of Art in 1999. The Queens show tracked seemingly independent eruptions of a Conceptual tendency in discrete locales across the globe, contesting the Western orientation of previous surveys. Galleries were devoted to Latin-American Conceptualism, Eastern European Conceptualism, Japanese Conceptualism, and so on. The recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York proposed a very different schema, conceiving of “Conceptualism” as a transnational tendency, a network. During the 1960s and ’70s,

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