Artist Placement Group
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The Artist Placement Group (APG) was conceived by Barbara Steveni in London in 1965, and established in 1966 as an artist-run organisation seeking to refocus art outside the gallery, predominantly through attaching an artist in a business or governmental context for a period of time.
As well as these placements, the organisation exhibited in galleries - for example in INN70 at the Hayward Gallery in London,1971 and other venues including a retrospective review at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1977 and at documenta 6 in the same year.
After 1989 the organisation became known as Organisation and Imagination (O+I). In 2004 the Tate gallery in London purchased the APG archives. John Latham died shortly after, in 2006.
In 2012 Raven Row Gallery, London, revisited APG's early years by staging a major retrospective of work carried out including examples of some of its placements together with related documentation much of it loaned by the Tate.
- Tate Gallery archive
- Howard Slater on The Artist Placement Group 1966-1989
- 'The Artist and Artist Placement Group' by Stuart Brisley, published in Studio International 1972
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