Location Piece #2 from Artists & Photographs
Location Piece #2 from Artists & Photographs

Douglas Huebler

Location Piece #2 from Artists & Photographs , 1969

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 7 x 7 ½ in. (19.05 x 19.05 cm)
Accession #: 19780558Fp
Department: Art Council
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Purchase of Art Council
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American, born Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1924, died 1997 

 

Douglas Huebler was a conceptual artist who, beginning in the late 1960s, based his work in photography. Implicit in his work was the abandonment of romanticized landscape photography and its emphasis on emotional content; instead, he replaced the artistic photograph with a systematic approach that sought to document subtle variations within the vast monotony of the man-made environment through serial rather than singular images. In 1970 he wrote, ''The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more. I prefer, simply, to state the existence of things in terms of time and place.''

  

Huebler taught at Miami University in Ohio, Bradford College in Massachusetts, and Harvard University, and served as dean of the California Institute of the Arts for twenty years. His work has been exhibited in many historical surveys of conceptual art and is represented in museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California; Tate Gallery, London; Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


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