ROBINSON, Walter; DeAK, Edit; COHN, Joshua (eds.); HOFF, James & KATZEFF, Miriam (for the 2019 edition)
OMG! Primary Information brings back to life one more essential publication: this time, Art-Rite, the legendary New-York based magazine from the 1970s that made the connection between the gallery scene and the underground, punk and artists’ books, art criticism and jokes, “between craziness and clarity.” Some issues propose witty pieces of writing (“The Most Recent Realism and its Pornographic Potential in #2; “Diaristic Art” in #5); others are invaluable sources (#7 on video; #9 on painting; #10 on performance; #14 on artists’ books); and several are stimulating experiments in/with print (the folded cover of #6 by Dorothea Rockburn; #13 by Alan Suicide [Alan Vega]; #15 by Rosemary Mayer; #18 by Image Bank …). The seventies rule.
Featured artists include Vito Acconci, Kathy Acker, Bas Jan Ader, Laurie Anderson, John Baldessari, Gregory Battcock, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers, Trisha Brown, Chris Burden, Scott Burton, Ulises Carrión, Judy Chicago, Lucinda Childs, Christo, Diego Cortez, Hanne Darboven, Agnes Denes, Ralston Farina, Richard Foreman, Peggy Gale, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Leon Golub, Peter Grass, Julia Heyward, Nancy Holt, Ray Johnson, Joan Jonas, Richard Kern, Lee Krasner, Shigeko Kubota, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Babette Mangolte, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rosemary Mayer, Annette Messager, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Brian O’Doherty, Genesis P-Orridge, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Judy Pfaff, Lil Picard, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Rifka, Dorothea Rockburne, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, David Salle, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Serra, Jack Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, Holly Solomon, Naomi Spector, Nancy Spero, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Alan Suicide (Vega), David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Robert Wilson, Yuri, Irene von Zahn, and many many many many others.