Condensation Cube 1963
Museu d’Art Contemporaini, Barcelona, Spain. Gift of the National Comittee and Board of Trustees Whitney Museum of American Art. © DACS 2005
Can’t make it to London for the Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970? Not to worry. You are a citizen of the global village and have the power to appear wherever there is an online forum, a camera and a recording device. So, set your universal timing device for Friday, September 16, 2005, 2:30 Central Standard Time and switch your brain to upload mode because this three-day behemoth of a symposium will include Donna De Salvo (curator of Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970), Alexander Alberro, Sabeth Buchmann, Diederich Diederichsen, Braco Dimitrijevic, Briony Fer, Hans Haacke, Margaret Iversen, Peter Osborne and Anne Rorimer discussing how experimental art in the 1960s and 70s responded to the social, political and technological conditions of the time. I’m getting woozy just thinking about all that erudition in one room. I suppose no one has ever accused the Tate Modern of being small-minded… it would be unthinkable.