Kynaston L. McShine (ed.): Information (1970)

17 September 2016, dusan

Catalogue for an exhibition curated by Kynaston McShine and held at MoMA in New York between 2 July-20 September 1970.

The exhibition presented videos and installations by 100 American and European artists (e.g. Vito Acconci, Art & Language, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Hans Haacke, Dennis Oppenheim, Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, or Jeff Wall). It included an early example of dealing with publicly accessible archives within the context of an exhibition and some of the participating artists confronted the issues of political and media based contents: Haacke established MoMA Poll as a first link between the areas of politics and the museum by presenting an open poll on the way the Rockefeller family acted with regard to Nixon’s plans in Indochina.

Publisher Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1970
207 pages
via MoMA

Commentary: Eve Meltzer (Oxford Art Journal, 2006), Interviews with Adrian Piper and Hans Haacke (Doreen Mende, Displayer, 2007), Adam Lauder (2010).


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2 Responses to “Kynaston L. McShine (ed.): Information (1970)”

  1. Lisa Beisswanger on October 9, 2017 5:42 pm

    Thank you so much for providing this fantastic piece of museum/exhibition history. Priceless!

  2. Cat on March 29, 2018 2:27 pm

    Monoskop is amazing! Thank you so much for your work. ❣️

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