Art & Language

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Art-Language, Vol.3 No.1, 1974. Collection Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art.

Art & Language is a conceptual artists' collaboration founded around 1967 in the United Kingdom by Terry Atkinson (b. 1939), David Bainbridge (b. 1941), Michael Baldwin (b. 1945) and Harold Hurrell (b. 1940).[1] The name of the group was derived from their journal, Art-Language The Journal of conceptual art. In their text-works, they created conceptual art as part of their discussions.

Art & Language is at the origin of conceptual art and their work was an important influence on its development.[2]

Past members and associates[change | change source]

Art & Language, Untitled Painting 1965. The Tate Modern Collection.
  • Terry Atkinson
  • David Bainbridge
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Ian Burn
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Michael Corris
  • Preston Heller
  • Graham Howard
  • Harold Hurrell
  • Joseph Kosuth
  • Christine Kozlov
  • Nigel Lendon
  • Andrew Menard
  • Philip Pilkington
  • Neil Powell
  • David Rushton
  • Terry Smith
  • Mayo Thompson

Awards[change | change source]

Terry Atkinson was Nominated in 1985 for the Turner Prize.

Art & Language was nominated in 1986 for the Turner Prize.

Permanent collections[change | change source]

Papers and works relating to New York Art & Language are held at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

In March 2011, Philippe Méaille loaned 800 artworks of Art & Language to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). In June 2015, the Conseil départemental de Maine-et-Loire and Philippe Méaille signed a long term lease agreement for the Chateau de Montsoreau to promote contemporary art in the Loire Valley.

References[change | change source]

  1. Neil Mulholland, The Cultural Devolution: art in Britain in the late twentieth century, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2003, p165. ISBN 0-7546-0392-X
  2. "Art & Language Artists Lisson Gallery". Retrieved 2017-03-23.