Joseph Grigely

Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock

25 / 20* Euro

Edited by Joseph Grigely, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Grazer Kunstverein.

With an introduction by Joseph Grigely, published by König Books.

By chance, Joseph Grigely (*1956 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts) discovered the collected estate of Gregory Battcock abandoned in a warehouse in 1992. Battcock (*1937 in New York, †1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) was a critic and key figure of the New York art scene of the 1960s and 70s. He wrote on Minimal Art, Concept Art, video and performance art, and championed artists who newly defined the borders of contemporary art. Prompted by this fortunate find, Grigely began academically and artistically engaging with the life and work of Battcock, an endeavor lasting until today. 

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