Art & Language

Art & Language (name est.1968) . Art & Language’s earliest works date from before 1968, when the name was first adopted as the name of an artistic practice. In the following year, the first issue of the journal Art-Language was published in England. Then and over the next few years Art & Language provided a common identity for a number of people already involved in various types of collaboration. Awards include nomination for the Turner Prize (1986). Major projects include Index 01, a catalogue of their writings in eight filing cabinets presented on four plinths at eye level, documenta 5, Kassel (1972). Select solo exhibitions include Nobody Spoke, Kunstsaele, Berlin, (2017); Museu d’Art Contemporary de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, (2014); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (2013); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2012); Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, (2009); Centro De Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga (2004); MoMA PS1, New York (1999); ICA, London (1991); Tate Gallery, London (1985); Musée d’Art Moderne, Toulon (1982) and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1974). Select group exhibitions include Guernica, National Picasso Museum, Paris (2017); Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979, Tate Britain, London (2016); Before Normal: Concept After Concept, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskkilde (2014); Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957–2012, Hayward Gallery, London (2012); Sound of Music, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2009); documenta 10, Kassel (1997); documenta 7, Kassel (1982); the Xème Biennale Internationale d’Art, Palais de L’Europe, Menton (1974). Their work is held in public and private collections including Arts Council of Great Britain, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Collection, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Last updated: 03.03.2021