Monday, March 4, 2024

Seth Siegelaub: “You don’t need a gallery to show ideas”

Seth Siegelaub passed away last week. Curator and artist, Lauren van Haaften-Schick provides a vivid memory of Seth, giving him credit and thanks for more than just artistic production.

Seth Siegelaub’s simple dictum “You don’t need a gallery to show ideas” remains the intellectual, creative, and logistical underpinning of much conceptual, immaterial, and publication-based art practice.

In shifting his activity to adapt and react to the inequities of the art world, Siegelaub put forth a premise designed to be expanded upon, presenting an alternative system of values and terms for working in and producing art. We’d be wise to follow that lead.


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