Purely Conceptual


PRESS RELEASE: Purely Conceptual, Sep 11 - Nov 30, 2017

This exhibition explores the connection between Conceptual Art and the art of the book and it extends from our Gold Coast studio to our booth at EXPO CHICAGO.  Since the 1960s, it has been understood that the single essential component of all Conceptual Art is an idea and for hundreds of years the book has been viewed as the primary means by which ideas are transmitted, whether scientific, philosophical, literary, or artistic. Taking the form of a scroll, codex, score, patterned broadside, leporello, audio recording, manuscript, sketchbook, or most recently as an electronic file, the book may be the final irreducible essence of Conceptual Art: an idea without a fixed physical object.