Seth Siegelaub; January 5-31, 1969, 1969
'From 1964 to 1966, Siegelaub had a conventional art gallery in New York, showing the work of several younger artists. However, about 1968 Siegelaub changed his practice and began to work mainly with a small group of artists since known as conceptual artists. Siegelaub's innovative use of the exhibition catalogue was yet another twist to this story. For three different group shows - in January, March, and July 1969 - Siegelaub published catalogues that largely constituted the exhibitions. In the first, January 5 -31, 1969, three-quarters of the works were shown in the catalogue only. In the second, 1969 March 1969, only verbal works were solicited. And in the third, Jul-Aug-Sept 1969, the actual locations of the works on exhibit were scattered over North America and Europe. Siegelaub recalled, 'The catalogue, which served to 'document' [the art], was not referring to an (art) object which existed outside of it, but could be simply another aspect of the work, or even the art work itself.'