"Publication is a facsimile edition of the 1970 artist book by David Lamelas. It features contributions from thirteen international artists and critics who the artist chose due to their relationship to language-based practices. Produced from conversations with these fellow artists and writers, Publication collects their responses to three statements provided by Lamelas:
1. Use of oral and written language as an Art Form.
2. Language can be considered as an Art Form.
3. Language cannot be considered as an Art Form.
The texts range from pragmatic to humorous to philosophical. Publication was the primary work in Lamelas’ 1970 exhibition at Nigel Greenwood’s gallery in London; copies of the volume were displayed as a roundtable installation with the intention that visitors would continue the types of discussions within the book.
Many of the contributors were already exploring the book format as an alternative strategy for presenting conceptual work, and Publication provides a concise overview of artists’ and writers’ views on language-based art forms at the time. The artists and writers featured in this volume include Keith Arnatt, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Michel Claura, Gilbert & George, John Latham, Lucy R. Lippard, Martin Maloney, Barbara M. Reise, Lawrence Weiner, and Ian Wilson.
David Lamelas is an Argentinian artist who began exhibiting minimalist sculptures in the mid-1960s before quickly moving into conceptual art and work that examines the relationship between art and the exhibition space. In 1968, he received international acclaim with his installation at the 34th Venice Biennale, Office of Information about the Vietnam War on Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio, which brought updated news reports of the Vietnam War into the biennial. In the late 60s and into the 70s, issues of temporality and space began to factor into his work as he began making Structural films. More recently, Lamelas has brought together these themes in installations, films, and performances, while continuing to build upon his earlier sculptural practice.
5.75 x 8.25 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN: 9780990689614" - Primary Information.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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