18 PARIS IV.70

Seth Siegelaub


“18 PARIS IV.70” was an exhibition organized by Michel Claura in Paris in 1970. Held at a temporary space on Rue Mouffetard that April, it was accompanied by this trilingual publication (in English, French, and German), edited by Claura and published and distributed by Seth Siegelaub.

Claura invited a group of artists to each contribute a work to the exhibition. Having collected a series of artist proposals, Claura then sent this collection to each of the participants, after which they were allowed to change their initial plans. This publication includes a preface and a postface by Claura and a two-part entry from each of the eighteen participants, with their original proposal alongside a description of their project as it was finally realized.

The participating artists were Ian Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Niele Toroni, Robert Ryman, Edward Ruscha, Richard Long, Sol LeWitt, David Lamelas, On Kawara, Douglas Huebler, François Guinochet, Gilbert & George, Jean-Pierre Djian, Jan Dibbets, Daniel Buren, Stanley Brouwn, Marcel Broodthaers, and Robert Barry.

Seth Siegelaub (b. 1941 – 2013) was an American curator, art dealer, and author. Through his gallery, Seth Siegelaub Contemporary Art, and his later curatorial practice, Siegelaub introduced the art world to both a wide array of innovative conceptual artists as well as to radically new ways of exhibiting and distributing art. In 1971, Siegelaub (along with Robert Projansky) authored “The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement,” which was translated into German, French, and Italian. Following his early work in the arts, Siegelaub went on to work as a political researcher and a collector and bibliographer of textiles.

4.1 x 6.5 inches
96 pages
1970 / 2012