Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – Seth Siegelaub

Seth Siegelaub, organizer and publisher of the exhibition, Seth Siegelaub, organizer and publisher of the exhibition, "January 5-31, 1969" 1969. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Gelatin silver print, 8 1/16 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Seth Siegelaub Papers. Gift of Seth Siegelaub and the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam, I.A.120. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York (copyright unknown). MA2178).© 2015. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.

Until April 17th 2016, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art.  This art pioneer, collector and publisher was one of the key players of early conceptual art.

Siegelaub is best known for his decisive role in the emergence and establishment of Conceptual Art in the late 1960s. Often billed the “father of Conceptual Art,” Seth Siegelaub was—and remains—a seminal influence on curators, artists, and cultural thinkers.

The exhibition unfolds as several chapters exploring the various facets of, and connections in, Siegelaub’s work, from his groundbreaking projects with conceptual artists and his research and publications on mass media and communication theories to his interest in hand-woven textiles and non-Western fabrics. While looking back at the past, the survey will also reflect on current practices through contributions by contemporary artists, both in the exhibition and in the Public Program.

The Mondriaan Fund contributed to this exhibition via a Project Grant for Museums and other Heritage Institutes (in Dutch: Projectinvestering Erfgoed- en Beeldende Kunstinstellingen).