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

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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

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Michael Peel
Walking, Waiting, Working
Issue Twelve, 1981

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David Evans & Sam Burford
Blocks
Issue Thirteen, 1982

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Nils Norman, Elinor Jansz,
Christabel Stewart, Emily Pethick
Superclinic
Issue Sixteen, 2001

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Endre Tot
Total Joys
Issue Fourteen, 1990

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Behavioural Art, Rosetta Brooks, 1973

‘THE ARTIST AS AN INSTIGATOR OF CHANGES IN SOCIAL COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR’, DOCUMENTATION ON RECENT PROJECTS BY STEPHEN WILLATS, IS AT GALLERY HOUSE, LONDON, FROM 12 JANUARY 1973.



The prevalence of scepticism amongst artists has in some sense been a contributory factor in the move towards a more theoretically sophisticated art in recent years, perhaps to compensate for the ramifications of a realm empty of ideas or meaning. Many artists of this generation in Britain have reacted to the... continue reading

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Matthew Higgs
Local News
Issue Fifteen, 1996

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Gladstone Thompson
The Meeting Place
Issue Twenty, 2017

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First Editorial
Issue One, 1965

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Flyer for Art Intervention Seminars
2002

EVENTS

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

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Postcard from Printed Matter
1981

EPHEMERA

Situation Group at Theatre Royal Stratford East performing Blind Sonata by Joe Tilson
Issue Four, 1968

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Joe Tilson
Item
Issue Three, 1967

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Exhibition at TATE Liverpool
25 April–16 May 2018

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Francisco Camacho Herrera
A Letter...
Issue Twenty, 2017

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Dan Mitchell
The Black and White Pages of Control and Social Psychology
Issue Eighteen, 2009

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Flyer for Issue 18
2009

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