OHIO presents a solo exhibition by pioneering conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach. At its core lies Kaltenbach’s series of adverts placed in Artforum for one year from November 1968; a collection of textual instructions which sat quietly – even unnoticeably – within the architecture of the magazine. These adverts are indicative of his slippery humour and artistic poise, being archetypal examples of the shift towards dematerialised works of that period whilst also offering prophetic critique by foregrounding the self-promotion and, at times, cynical marketing strategies that defined the influential era of conceptual art. This exhibition represents Kaltenbach’s first solo presentation in a UK gallery.
The exhibition is curated by Jamie Stevens.