Even though conceptual art can be justly accused of being a peak of formalism w/ usually little political or social consciousness behind it, it's still one of my favorite creative categories b/c it's right up there w/ zen koans for stimulating thinking outside-the-box.In 1969, it was conceptually revolutionary to have a catalog for an exhibition that not only took place in multiple locations but didn't even necessarily take place in ways physically perceptible.The exhibit was something to THINK ABOUT & I'm all in favor of more thinking.Take, eg, this catalog page from Robert Barry:
"Psychic Series, 1969
Everything in the unconscious perceived by the senses but not noted by the conscious mind during trips to Baltimore, during the summer of 1967."
Or this sign posted outdoors by Joseph Kosuth in New Mexico:
"I. Matter in General 374. Universe 375. Materiality 376. Immateriality 377. Materials 378. Chemicals 379. Oils, Lubricants 380. Resins"