John Baldessari. I am Making Art. 1971

John Baldessari I am Making Art 1971

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Baldessari was a seminal figure in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing ideas, language, and performative actions over the formal preoccupations of painting. For many Conceptualists any act could be deemed an artwork, and here Baldessari takes a humorous and ironic look at the extremes of such a position.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Video (black and white, sound)
18:40 min.
Acquired through the generosity of Barbara Pine
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© 2021 John Baldessari. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
Media and Performance

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