ARTISTS' WRITINGS, LETTERS AND INTERVIEWS

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Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 50 color / 114 bw.

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Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead

Writings and Interviews 1964–2013

Edited by Marja Bloem, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Sara Martinetti, Jo Melvin.

Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead

An essential sourcebook on conceptual art’s famed champion, reproducing his texts as scans to immerse the reader in this deep archival dive

“Better Read Than Dead” was the title that the great American art dealer, curator, author and researcher Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013) had chosen for an anthology of his own writings—one of the projects for which he never found the time, busy as he was running his global one-man operation. Here, happily, that project is now fulfilled.

The selected writings, interviews, extended bibliography and chronology gathered in this Siegelaub sourcebook fill the historical gaps in the sprawling network of exhibitions, publications, projects, and collections that constitute Siegelaub’s life’s work.

Here, Siegelaub’s writings are reproduced as scans in order to convey the variety of the documents and to give a sense of archival immersion. Interspersed with these “writings” are interviews and talks, several newly transcribed. The majority of interviews from 1969-1972 are reprinted here.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead.'

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Flipping through Seth Siegelaub’s collection of writings and interviews is a bit like diving into an archive without a finding aid, as exhilarating as it is overwhelming.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/26/2021

192 Books presents Marja Bloem, Lucy R. Lippard, Jo Melvin & Lauren van Haaften-Schick on 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead'

192 Books presents Marja Bloem, Lucy R. Lippard, Jo Melvin & Lauren van Haaften-Schick on 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead'

Tuesday, January 26 at 1PM EST, Paula Cooper Gallery and 192 Books present Marja Bloem, Lucy R. Lippard, Jo Melvin and Lauren van Haaften-Schick, discussing the new book Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead: Writings and Interviews 1964–2013. The conversation will be live-streamed on PCG Studio. There is no login or rsvp required. A recording will be posted shortly afterwards. During the broadcast, please email your questions to evan@192books.com.
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Printed Matter presents Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Jo Melvin & James Hoff in conversation for the launch of 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead, Writings and Interviews 1964–2013'

Printed Matter presents Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Jo Melvin & James Hoff in conversation for the launch of 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead, Writings and Interviews 1964–2013'

Friday, January 15 at 5PM EST, Printed Matter presents a conversation on Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead: Writings and Interviews 1964–2013 with co-editors Lauren van Haaften-Schick and Jo Melvin, along with artist James Hoff. This event will take place on zoom. Click here to register! continue to blog


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