Genuine Conceptualism

Herbert Foundation, Ghent

July 04 – November 08, 2014

Curator: prof. Lynda Morris

With Genuine Conceptualism, the Herbert Foundation invites Lynda Morris to provide a contemporary reflection on the artistic avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, based on her personal archive. As a protagonist, Morris wrote for Studio International in those years and, in cooperation with Nigel Greenwood, Germano Celant and Konrad Fischer, built on close ties with such artists as Art & Language, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, André Cadere, Gilbert & George, David Lamelas and Mario Merz.

Based on an extensive selection of artworks, texts, press articles, correspondences, catalogues, posters and announcements, Lynda Morris will launch a discourse surrounding this period.
The title underlines the exhibition’s intention: the simultaneous exploration and opening up of what existed previously.

The exhibition will take place on the ground floor of the exhibitionspaces and will be accompanied by a publication bringing together a series of texts by Morris concerning the artistic events of the 1960s and 1970s.