Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, born 1945; Mel Ramsden, born 1944)


Art & Language is a conceptual artists' collaboration that has undergone many changes since it was created in the late 1960s. The group was founded by artists who shared a common desire to combine intellectual ideas and concerns with the creation of art. The first issue of the group's journal, Art-Language, was published in November 1969 in England, and was an important influence on conceptual art in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Art & Language: Conceptual art, mirrors and selfies

British artists Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden reflect on the beginnings of conceptual art group Art & Language


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