AVALANCHE 1970-1976 (FACSIMILE REPRINT OF THE THIRTEEN COMPLETE ISSUES)
New York, Primary Information., 2010, First Edition Thus. (ISBN: 0-9788697-4-5) Loose Contents in a Box, Oblong Folio, np (1016pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. "Willoughby Sharp and Liza Bear founded "Avalanche" shortly after they met in 1968. At the time, Sharp was a New York-based independent curator and Bear an underground magazine editor who had recently moved to New York from London. They published the first issue in 1970 and collaborated on thirteen issues from 1970 to 1976. "Avalanche" focused on art from the perspective of artists rather than critics, and investigated new forms of art that were developing in the US and Europe with probing interviews, extensive use of photography and dynamic layouts. For many artists, publication in "Avalanche" preceded a one-person gallery or museum show. Aside from an eight page news section, the editorial content included only interviews, artists' texts and documents of art and art making. All interviews were conducted by Sharp, Bear or done jointly. Among the featured artists were Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Hanne Darboven, Walter De Maria, Jan Dibbets, Philip Glass, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Yvonne Rainer, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner and Jackie Winsor. This boxed facsimile edition of the complete run of "Avalanche" was published by Primary Information in 2010, and reproduces the first eight issues individually along with the final five tabloid-format numbers in a slightly smaller format, single newsprint paperback. A pristine example of this quickly out of print, extraordinary undertaking still shrinkwrapped in the publisher's printed cardboard box, as issued.. As New/No Jackets - As Issued.
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Keywords: Avalanche, Willoughby Sharp, Liza Bear, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, Minimalism, Periodical Periodicals, Performance Video Art, Film, Cinema, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Hanne Darboven, Walter De Maria, Jan Dibbets, Philip Glass, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt,