Back Catalog #3 (Division of Labour)
Victor Burgin, John Hilliard, Andrew Lacon, Alexandre Lavet.
The ‘Back Catalog’ is a series of eight 50pp catalogues printed and ring-bound produced by Division of Labour in collaboration with invited artists and galleries. The Back Catalog re-presents installation views, happenings and artworks from archived shows to create an exhibition as catalogue.
During this 2020 pandemic and the isolation we find ourselves in, galleries and artists have adopted online presentations, virtual viewing rooms and password protected websites. This publication will appropriate some of the strategies from the dematerialised movements of the 1960’s; a ‘catalog’ as a show. A curated project bringing artists, artworks, curators and galleries together, selected from between 1965 and 2015. A look back at exhibitions in the past.
The catalogue design is unashamedly a derivative of, and at the same time an homage to; January 5-31 1969 or the ‘January Show,’ the historic show from gallerist Seth Siegelaub.