Summer Show 5 [1976]

Serpentine Gallery 25 Sep — 17 Oct 1976 Free

Michael Craig-Martin selected art for the fifth summer show of 1976.

Craig-Martin noted that in selecting art for the show, he strove to find artists who had been working seriously for several years but whose work was not widely known.

Craig-Martin wrote of his selected artists: “I believe they have their priorities right; they are each dealing with a central concern that arises from the individual authority of their experience of the world. They all have an unusually wide knowledge of both past and present art. They understand the context of the conventions of art they employ. Thus the conventions serve the artists, rather than the artists serving the conventions.” Craig-Martin concludes the artists “are all trying to open doors, not hold territory.”


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