Founded in 1965 by the British artist and conceptual designer, Stephen Willats (born 1943), Control remains one of the few artists' publications from the 1960s thriving to this day.
Linking Willats' early cybernetic and behavioural artworks to the socially engaged projects he pioneered from the early 1970s onwards, the magazine is regarded as an artwork in dispersed form, articulating issues of meaning and function and the expression of social and community values in art practice. It continues to be relevant to contemporary artists and acts as a vehicle for proposals and explanations of art practice between artists seeking to create a meaningful engagement with contemporary society.
This will be the first retrospective devoted to Control and presents artworks, film and archival documents by major artists featured in the magazine. Drop in and experience the transformation of Tate Exchange as a dynamic live manifestation of the magazine and join us for a series of programmed live interventions and talks by contemporary artists.
Further details about the events programme will be announced soon.