The Halifax Conference, Oct. 5 & 6 1970

Organized by Seth Siegelaub, the Conference was conceived as a means of bringing about a “meeting of artists…[from] diverse art making experiences and art positions…in as general a situation as possible.” Infamously, the conference was held in the college’s boardroom, while students and other interested parties watched the proceedings on a video monitor in a separate space. The result was a conversation that devolved—technologically and ideologically—into a quasi-tragicomic farce, punctuated by remarkable moments of rupture initiated by activist resistance to the Conference from the outside and dissenting voices from within.

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Publishing director(s)

Craig Leonard, Jeff Khonsary

Publishing house

New Documents

Country

United-States

Date

2019

Language

English

ISBN

978-1-927354-32-2

Number of pages

176 p.

Size

12 x 19 cm