Published by Primary Information. Text by Keith Arnatt, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Michel Claura, Gilbert & George, et al.
A pioneer of Conceptual art, structuralist film and multimedia installation, Argentinean-born artist David Lamelas (born 1946) is well known for his interrogations of the relationship between art and the physical exhibition space. This volume, which extended these concerns, is a facsimile edition of Lamelas' 1970 book Publication, which functioned as an exhibition in book form. It gathered language-based works by 14 international artists and critics: Keith Arnatt, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Michel Claura, Gilbert & George, Jonathan Latham, Lucy Lippard, Martin Maloney, Barbara M. Reise, Lawrence Weiner and Ian Wilson. Their texts were produced in response to three themes or statements by Lamelas: "Use of oral and written language as an Art Form"; "Language can be considered as an Art Form"; "Language cannot be considered an Art Form." The publication was submitted by Lamelas to the 1970 exhibition In Another Moment, held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and organized by Braco and Nena Dimitrijevic.