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MOTIVES


Published in 1984
Curated by Claudia Gould
Essays by Edit DeAk and Duncan Smith

MOTIVES (March 2-29, 1984) Hallwalls Inc, Buffalo, NY, 1984. [A twenty-four page booklet printed in conjunction with a cooperative project between the Albright-Knox Art gallery, CEPA, and Hallwalls. Joseph Nechvatal and Christy Rupp exhibited installations at the Albright-Knox from February 28-April 1, 1984. Ashford, Bolande, Dickson, High, Nechvatal, and Rupp also exhibited at Hallwalls and CEPA. Eva Buchmuller's work was at SQUAT Theatre. Essay entitled "Motives" by Edit deAk with Duncan Smith. Artists' biographies and bibliographies researched by R.L. Keller. Black and white prints and photographs also included. The exhibit focused on political and social non-violent activism. The booklet was designed by Bill Smith studio.]

Artists associated with this publication:
Joseph Nechvatal, Christy Rupp, Doug Ashford, Jennifer Bolande, Eva Buchmuller, Jane Dickson, Kathryn High


Some events connected to this publication:
March 2, 1984 - MOTIVES



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