Mind Over Matter: Conceptual Art from the Collection

October 19–December 23, 2016

First-generation Conceptualism, focusing on performance and language. Works by Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and more.

  • Ant Farm: Media Burn, July 4, 1975; performance, Cow Palace, San Francisco; BAMPFA collection. Photo: © John F. Turner.

  • Yoko Ono: Grapefruit (cover), 1964/1971; artist’s book; 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.; BAMPFA collection, gift of Jacquelynn Baas.

  • Jan Dibbetts: Your address was written…, 1970; mail art; 4 x 6 in.

  • Stephen Kaltenbach: Art Works, 1968-2005; bronze; 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8 in.; BAMPFA Collection; museum purchase: Bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange. Photo: Benjamin Blackwell

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