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Jonathan Monk, Gallery hours (neon), 2005
white neon sign, Plexiglas box, 2’ x 4’x 1/4”

JONATHAN MONK IN “WHEN ATTITUDES BECAME FORM BECOME ATTITUDES” AT MOCA DETROIT

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes takes as its starting point the 1969 exhibition Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works – Concepts – Processes – Situations – Information) presented at the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland and curated by Harald Szeemann. When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes includes over 80 international contemporary artists across both the exhibition and catalogue that work within the lineage and language of Conceptual art practices.

The exhibition will take on the history and the myths around When Attitudes Become Form by bringing together a large group of international contemporary artists that follow, in a number of ways, the legacy of Conceptual art. Just as the original exhibition allowed for a diversity in material approaches, artistic voice, and process, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes includes a diverse array of contemporary artists who continue to work within a similarly experimental and expansive approach. As When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes considers When Attitudes Become Form as a living past, enlivening and re-imagining its legacy in the current moment, the contemporary artworks will be presented alongside historical documents and representations of Szeemann’s original exhibition.

 

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes
curated by Jens Hoffmann

MoCA Detroit
February 1-March 31, 2013
Exhibition opens Friday, February 1, 7-9PM