The letter explains the nature of the book and siegelaub s desire to use xerox technology to print it. The project, as conceived by seth siegelaub and jack wendler, was intended to be a group exhibition in the form of a 64page printed book. In 1968, seth siegelaub and john wendler published the first edition of the socalled xerox book. A small group of contemporary artists were each invited to fill 25 pages in any way they desired, with the understanding that the book was to be reproduced by xerox. Seth siegelaub is recognized primarily as a key force behind the emergence of conceptual art as we know it, through his work as a dealer and curator. In 1968, seth siegelaub and john wendler published the first edition of the so called xerox book. Wendler, this collaborative project known as the xerox book features contributions from artists carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, sol lewitt, robert morris, and lawrence weiner. March 1969 was conceived as a calendarasexhibition, for which siegelaub. Siegelaub was an instrumental figure in forging the path for conceptual art and giving a voice to a key generation of artists in the 1960s. Page 2 of 3 archive suggest that at a relatively early stage it was decided that the xerox book. Seth siegelaub john wendler, and included contributions of 25 consecutive pages each from the conceptual artists.
Issued in 1968 by gallerists seth siegelaub and john w. The xerox book paperback december 31, 2015 by john w. Republished in december 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition seth siegelaub. The seth siegelaub papers as institutional critique moma. Seth siegelaub s xerox book our latest discoverystrongly recalling the original binder from mel bochners working drawings is a copy of seth siegelaub s seminal xerox book. Carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph korsuth, sol lewitt, robert morris, lawrence weiner. Both presenting a range of artists associated with siegelaub s curatorial practice and utilizing unconventional modes of exhibition, this book marks ongoing attempt by siegelaub to show work outside of the gallery setting, and his first time showing an exhibition in book form. This book exhibitionalso known as the xerox bookwas organized and published by seth siegelaub in 1968. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Books by siegelaub that are often paraphrased include the xerox book 1968, which was printed in offset and has since been xeroxed by various artists and publishers in many different ways, the catalogue exhibitions from 1969, as well as lawrence weiners statements 1968.
Zipster, nov 14 1968 pr dept, xerox co, siegelaub papers, moma l. The bootleg is a project initiated by rollo press, to be undertaken in ten instalments. The xerox book carl andre, robert barry, joseph kosuth. Wendler seth siegelaub author see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
These publications are often taken as starting points for new. Siegelaub ran his own gallery, seth siegelaub contemporary art in manhattan from 1964 to 1966. The project was intended to be a group exhibition in the form of a 64page printed book. Seth siegelaub papersin the museum of modern art archives. Among his groundbreaking projects were the xerox book 1968 and. Carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, sol lewitt, robert morris, lawrence weiner xerox book. In 1968 seth siegelaub invited lewitt to contribute drawings to the xerox book, a compilation of works by a selection of artists whose work was primarily threedimensional. Siegelaub s most famous exhibition took the form of a publication, xerox book 1968.
Louis kellner, sept 9 1968, siegelaub papers, moma l. It was so named because it was comprised of pagesize copies of works by carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, sol lewitt, robert. Carl andres xerox book contribution 1968 gif courtesy of greg allen in 1968, seth siegelaub and john wendler published the first edition of the socalled xerox book. Books and ideas after seth siegelaub michalis pichler. Carl andre artsiegelaub, xerox book 1968 available. For his section, lewitt created a system of twentyfour permutations of the most basic element of drawing the line. As an independent curator, he played a vital role in the emergence of conceptual art between 1966 and 1972, working with artists such as carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, and lawrence weiner. Siegelaub s idea was to transfer the physical space of an exhibition onto the pages of a book. His goal was to create a publication that could be. The xerox book was published by legendary dealer and curator seth siegelaub in 1968. The xerox book was an exhibitionintheformofabook, copublished in 1968 by seth siegelaub and jack wendler.
Carl andre robert barry douglas huebler joseph kosuth sol lewitt robert morris lawrence weiner. He is best known for his innovative promotion of conceptual art in new york in the 1960s and 70s. Selected endeavors by seth siegelaub the exhibit will bring together seth siegelaub s historical publications, materials, and ephemera from 1962 to 1971. Carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, sol. Carl andre robert barry douglas huebler joseph kosuth sol lewitt robert morris lawrence weiner also known as the xerox book seth siegelaub roma publication 260. Siegelaub asked each participating artist to create. This exhibition in book form was originally published by american curator and art dealer seth siegelaub in 1968. Each of the artists named in the title of siegelaub s publication contributed twenty.
Documents from the seth siegelaub papers in the moma. Presenting a range of artists associated with siegelaub aos curatorial practice and utilizing unconventional modes of exhibition, the book marks an ongoing attempt by siegelaub to show work outside of the gallery setting, along with. Books and ideas after seth siegelaub spans an arc of tension between the works of seth siegelaub and contemporary cultural production. Books and ideas after seth siegelaub sternberg press. This book exhibitionalso known as the xerox book was organized and published by seth siegelaub in 1968. Beyond conceptual art at the stedelijk museum amsterdam. The untitled publication, which was conceived as an exhibition in itself and is currently the subject of a show at paula cooper gallery is now considered a seminal artist book. Books and ideas after seth siegelaub the center for book. The xerox book was an exhibitionintheformofa book, copublished in 1968 by seth siegelaub and jack wendler. The riso book, inspired by the format of seth siegelaub and jack wendlers 1968 xerox book, is a geographic survey of contemporary artists with similar practices across several cities. Xerox book is my belated contribution to the project. Based on the seminal xerox book by seth siegelaub published in 1968, this iteration follows a similar format by asking seven photographers to portray new york city through both new and older work. Organised to show work outside of the gallery setting, the book presents several artists associated with siegelaub s curatorial practice, and applies unconventional modes for the exhibition and distribution of art.
Seth siegelaub born 1941, bronx, new york june 15, 20, basel, switzerland was an americanborn art dealer, curator, author and researcher. First page of one million dots, by robert barry, a work reproduced in xerox book 1968 i. The first instalment of 100 copies has been produced as part of book. Seth siegelaub contemporary art an art gallery with various publications, posters, and mailers for exhibitions, including. Spanning from the early 90s to the date of publication, the images are a mix of analogue, digital and phone photography. Seth siegelaub and jack wendler published the xerox book in december 1968. The groundbreaking exhibitions and publications he produced between 1968 and 1971such as the xerox book of 1968 for which several artists were each allotted a set of pages to work with and julyaugust 1970 a group show that. Carl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth. In portland, 5 artists will work over the course of five days at publication studio, using the risograph as a tool. The lecture is a part of the 5th garage international conference. An important early supporter of artists involved in the conceptual art movement, siegelaub s curatorial work took place both in physical spaces and, most significantly, in the form. The curator seth siegelaub invited the seven artists to participate in a project that soon became well known as the xerox book.
Seth siegelaub on collecting textiles, introduction by. It features an interview with seth siegelaub, two essays by regine ehleiter and michalis pichler, and an extensively illustrated catalogue with bibliographic details. Carl andre robert barry douglas huebler joseph kosuth sol lewitt robert morris lawrence weiner galerie seth siegelaub 1968. The xerox book in 1968, the maverick art dealer seth siegelaub invited seven artistscarl andre, robert barry, douglas huebler, joseph kosuth, sol lewitt, robert morris, and lawrence. Group show1964 pierre clerk1964 lawrence weiner1964 e. Among his groundbreaking projects were the xerox book 1968 and julyaugust. Hebner1964 arni hendin1964 herbert livesey1965 lawrence weiner1965 edward whiteman1966 the 25 show. Siegelaub continued his experimentation with exhibitionsasbooks in 1968 with xerox book. The xerox book, which siegelaub copublished with jack wendler, treated the book as an exhibi tion space for seven artists, each of whom were allocated twentyfive pages.756 872 221 180 1045 610 282 1557 137 1391 302 1414 248 388 637 733 378 59 639 781 170 496 439 1172 43 800 858 1380 74 491 1485 1258 154