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Maloney, Martin

Brussels. Galerie MTL. 1971
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Martin Maloney (1938-2003) has been largely forgotten and omitted from art history; the American artist is all but invisible in institutional collections of the conceptual art he participated in from an early stage.

For him, the gallery’s symbolic ‘white walls’ needed to be fought, resisted and shown for what they were. In 1971, he locked himself in the confines of the MTL gallery in Brussels for five days and nights. His solitary act and refusal to allow the gallery space its role in visual presentation was the ‘exhibition’. This small publication features the texts he wrote during his stay in the gallery and remains the only material trace.
pp. (28). 8vo. (135 x 108 mm). Publisher's wrappers. A fine copy.
#43097

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