Index: Incident in a Museum

Index: Incident in a Museum is an extensive series of paintings produced between 1985 and 1988 by Michel Baldwin and Mel Ramsden, members of the British conceptual artists' collective Art & Language.[1][2][3][4][5]

Index: Incident in a Museum
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Art & Language, Index Incident in a Museum, 1986
ArtistArt & Language
Mel Ramsden
Year1985
1986
1987
TypePainting
MovementConceptual Art
Contemporary art
LocationTate Modern
Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art

The Incident in a Museum seriesEdit

The Index: Incident in a Museum series includes many productions. Several of these works are paintings that represent an imaginary exhibition of Art & Language in the premises of the Whitney Museum in New York. This museum collecting only works produced by American artists the exhibition does not represent a true scene. Besides, the Art & Language works represented in these paintings do not exist as they are depicted in the paintings.[4]

Through this series, Art & Language raises, among others, the issues of places of production and artistic consumption, and the modalities of representation and abstraction. This work appears to be an artistic investigation that at the end of the series seems to tend towards emptiness.[4][6]

This series of works ends with works that are titled An Incident in a Museum: Study for Hostage, the then following series of paintings being called Hostage.[2]

Title Technic Dimensions (cm) Year # Illus.
Index: Incident in a Museum II[1] Oil and acrylic painting on canvas 174 x 271 1985 - 1986 1
Index: Incident in a Museum III,[1][2] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood (alogram : technique proper to the collective Art & Language that consists in the realisation of impressions on a canvas with the help of photocopies soaked with turpentine and acetone) 174 x 271 1985 2
Index: Incident in a Museum IV[1] Alogram and oil on canvas[1][3] 174 x 271 1985 3
Index: Incident in a Museum V[1] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1985 4
Index: Incident in a Museum VI,[7][8][9] Oil on canvas on plywood 174 x 271 1986 5
Index: Incident in a Museum VII,[1][3] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1986 6
Index: Incident in a Museum VIII,[1][2] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1986 7
Index: Incident in a Museum IX[1] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1986 8
Index : Incident in a Museum X[1] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1986 9
Index: Incident in a Museum XI[1] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1986 10
Index: Incident in a Museum XII,[1][3] Alogram and oil on canvas 243 x 379 1986 11
Index: Incident in a Museum XIII[1][2] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood 174 x 271 1986 12
Index: Incident in a Museum (Madison Avenue) XIV[2][10] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood 174 x 271 1986 13
Index: Incident in a Museum XV[3][1][11] Alogram and oil on canvas 243 x 379 1986 14
Index: Incident in a Museum XVI,[2][1] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood 243 x 379 1986 15
Index: Incident in a Museum XVII[1] Alogram and oil on canvas 271 x 379 1987 16
Index: Incident in a Museum XVIII[1] Oil on canvas 174 x 271 1987 17
Index: Incident in a Museum XIX[12][13] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood 174 x 271 1987 18
Index: Incident in a Museum XX[3] Alogram and oil on canvas 174 x 271 1987 19
Index: Incident in a Museum XXI[3][2] Photography and oil on canvas on plywood 234 x 379 1987 20
Index: Incident in a Museum XXII (The decade, 2003 -2013)[6][14][15][16] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood 1986 21
Index: Incident in a Museum XXV[2] Alogram and oil on canvas on plywood, library and books 174 x 271 1987 22

BibliographyEdit

  • Jan Debbaut (1987). Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts (ed.). Art & Language. Bruxelles. p. 98.
  • Charles Harrison (2001). MIT press edition (ed.). Essay on Art & Language. US. p. 302. ISBN 0-262-08300-0.
  • Nadia Candet (2008). Flammarion (ed.). Collections particulières (in French). Paris. p. 215. ISBN 9782081214651.
  • Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume (1993). Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume (ed.). Art & Language (in French and English). Paris. p. 163. ISBN 2-908901-21-8.

ReferencesEdit

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