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EMERGENCY CONDITIONALS // ART & LANGUAGE

Edited by Stephanie Cristello

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Texts by Stephanie Cristello, Jill Silverman van Coenegracths, ART & LANGUAGE (Mel Ramsden, Michael Baldwin), and Matthew Jesse Jackson. Designed by JNL Graphic Design. Published by EXPO CHICAGO, 2016. Limited edition publication of 250.

Emergency Conditionals—first presented at the conference ‘Philosophy and Conceptual Art’ at Kings College London in June 2004 and subsequently published in Philosophy and Conceptual Art, Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2007. The silkscreened folder, stamped by Art & Language and numbered edition of 250, contains two collections of texts. The first is a grometed cardstock text by Art & Language (Mel Ramsden, Michael Baldwin, and Charles Harrison). The second is a collection of essays with a forward by Stephanie Cristello, which traces the exhibition at the Philippe Méaille Collection—Château de Montsoreau in France, Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts on the history and legacy of the collective in Chicago, and an essay by Matthew Jesse Jackson, entitled “If You Were Art & Language, You’d be A Fucking Decent Contemporary Artist,” originally published by MACBA in Barcelona.

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