In 1979, the artist collective Group Material opened a storefront at East 13th Street on New York's Lower East Side, from which they launched exhibitions-45 in all-that radically overhauled curatorial thought, setting art alongside artifacts, documentary material and storebought objects, within exhibitions that were oriented around topical social concerns. Group Material's original members-Julie Ault, Patrick Brennan, Beth Jaker, Mundy McLaughlin, Marybeth Nelson, Tim Rollins and Peter Szypula-came from backgrounds in feminism, Marxist theory, design and popular culture, and curated classic exhibits reflecting this eclecticism, such as "It's a Gender Show," "AIDS Timeline" and "The People's Choice"-a collection of everyday objects (wedding photos, dolls, even a cigarette-pack collage) gathered from people living on their block. "Show & Tell" is the first monograph on Group Material, and charts the group's activities, with essays by original members, plus original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence and interviews.
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 31st May 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.45 x 22.1 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.41