Xerox Book

March 05, 2012

Xerox Book

Xerox Book

Douglas Huebler’s piece in Seth Siegelaub’s Xerox Book.

Each artist was asked to make a piece for 25 pages of letter-sized paper for the book. The book was the exhibition.

In Hans Ulrich Oberist’s A Brief History of Curating, Siegelaub discusses the project:

What I was trying to do was standardize the conditions of exhibition with the idea that the resulting differences in each artist’s project or work, would be precisely what the artist’s work was about.
It was an attempt to consciously standardize, in terms of an exhibition, book, or project, the conditions of production underlying the exhibition process. It was the first exhibition in fact where I asked the artists to do something, and it was probably somewhat less collaborative than I am now making it sound. But I do have the impression that the close working relationship with the artist was an important factor of all the projects, even when I was not particularly close to an artist, as for example, Bob Morris.