The Easel

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 review – an antiseptic archive of archives

Even in conceptual art’s 1970’s heyday some were skeptical about its credentials. Robert Hughes’ acidic comment “at least you could not accuse it of bourgeois lushness” acknowledged that some attempt was being made at social criticism. But was humour an important part of the conceptualist arsenal? This reviewer thinks so. “There was plenty of joy in the art of those times, even if Tate Britain stints it.”

Image: Tate Britain