A Short Survey of CONTROL Magazine 1965–2017

In 1965 Stephen Willats was in touch with a group of artists, designers and art theoreticians to put together a new art magazine, which came to be called Control. It cost £67 to print, 450 copies were made and sold for 3/- each, as a not-for-profit magazine without adverts or any other commercial linkage, selling mostly through independent bookshops and, in addition, there was a small exhibition of the magazine at a book shop in Charing Cross Road. Issue One was anonymous, with no date and no Editor... continue reading

PUBLICITY

Michael Peel
Walking, Waiting, Working
Issue Twelve, 1981

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Order Form
Issue Five, 1969

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Contributors 1980–1989

Issue Thirteen 1982

Bill Woodrow
Glenys Johnson
Jenny Holzer
David Evans & Sam Burford
Kate Blacker
Jean-Luc Vilmouth
Stephen Willats
Sue Arrowsmith
Tony Bevan
Tony Cragg
Anish Kapoor

Issue Twelve 1981

Lili Fischer
Stephen Willats
Helen Chadwick
Michael Peel
Bernhard Sandfort
Fred Forest
Gallerie in Friedrichstrasse
F & F Schule für Experimentelle Gastaltung Zürich

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Postcard from Printed Matter
1981

EPHEMERA

Herve Fischer
Manifesto No 2 for Sociological Art
Issue Nine, 1975

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Vito Acconci
Preliminary Proposal for Museum Lawn, Williams College
Issue Eighteen, 2009

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Sue Arrowsmith
Issue Thirteen, 1982

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Ernest Edmonds
Video Construct Communication Systems
Issue Fourteen, 1990

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Letter from Dan Mitchell
2001

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Contributors 2000–2009

Issue Eighteen 2009

Vito Acconci
Karolin Meunier
Stephen Willats
Erwin van Doorn
Dan Mitchell
Annette Krauss
Thomas Hirschhorn
Harmen de Hoop
Steve Rushton
Ricardo B

Issue Seventeen 2007

FrenchMottershead
Jakob Jakobsen
Dan Kidner
Langlands & Bell
Emma Hedditch
Nils Norman
Miriam Steinhauser
Elly Clarke
Fritz Haeg
Stephen Willats
Johnny Spencer
Chris Hammond
Ricardo Basbaum
Phil Coy

Issue Sixteen 2001

Jakob Jakobsen
David Goldenberg
Jesus Cruzvillegas
Art Lab
Nils Norman, Elinor Jansz,
Christabel Stewart & Emily Pethick
Hamish Fulton
Sarah Staton
David Beech
Heinrich Sachs
Stephen Willats
Wolfgang Spanier

PUBLICITY

Flyer for Art Intervention Seminars
2002

EVENTS

Peter Cook
Archigram Group
Issue Three, 1967

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The Bookshop, Sunderland
1970

EPHEMERA

Victor Burgin
Carton Programme
Issue Four, 1968

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Dan Graham
Projects
Issue Eleven, 1979

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Flyer for Issue Thirteen
1982

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Contributors 2010–2019

Issue Twenty One 2019

Helen Walker & Harun Morrison, They Are Here
Pete Clarke
Lucie Kolb
Gary Bratchford and Robert Parkinson
Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic, People's Bureau
Eliana Otta
Stephen Willats
Javier Calderton, Chalton Gallery

Issue Twenty 2017

Merlin Carpenter
Bedfellows
Francisco Camacho Herrera
Radio Anti
Stephen Willats
Eliana Otta
Gladstone Thompson
Johanna Gustaffson Fürst

Issue Nineteen 2014

Christian Nyampeta
Rosalie Schweiker
Ricardo Basbaum
Andrea Francke
Emma Smith
Stephen Willats
Eva Weinmayr
Ross Taylor & Madalina Zaharia
Luke Cohen
Laura Wilson

PUBLICITY

Peter Dunn & Loraine Leeson
The East London Health Project
Issue Eleven, 1979

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