January 5–31, 2012
with contributions by Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jonathan Monk, Michalis Pichler
Berlin: ”greatest hits”, 2012
210 x 175 mm, 20
Xeroxed, spiral binding
ed. 400 copies
In 1969 Seth Siegelaub organized an exhibition (and publication) with the title January 5 – 31, 1969, one of the first exhibition projects of conceptual art, with the participation of Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth and Lawrence Weiner. Back then there was already talking about a so-called "linguistic turn" that had been taken place in the visual arts and in consequence led to idea art. Nevertheless one could hardly deny, that those artistic / poetic strategies are being reused and radicalized around the turn of the millennium and recently. January 5 – 31, 2012 is gathering some of these positions. Like in the predecessor, every contributor has four pages (a list of works, two depictions, and a statement page).
January 5 – 31, 1969, edited by Seth Siegelaub (New York: 1969)