In 1969, the brand-new Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago mounted a landmark exhibition—Art by Telephone—that took its title literally. Artists phoned in their works of art, which were then created on-site to their specifications. Iain Baxter& was one of the participating artists then, and he returned to Chicago this fall for his retrospective at the MCA. In a conversation with art historian Hannah Feldman, Baxter& recalls not only Art by Telephone but also additional milestones in conceptualism.
This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. The annual Richard Gray Visual Art Series recognizes a significant gift from founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray.
Recorded Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.