Victor Burgin
Carton Programme
Issue Four, 1968

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Nils Norman
Issue Seventeen, 2007

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Contributors 1960–1969

Issue Five 1969

Laurie Burt
Don Mason
Logie Barrow
John Sharkey
Rick Oginz
Roy Ascott
Douglas Sandle
Stephen Willats
Artists Placement Group

Issue Four 1968

Victor Burgin
Norman Toynton
Derrick Woodham
John Sharkey
Logie Barrow
Stephen Willats
Douglas Sandle
Don Mason
Eric Brown

Issue Three 1967

Peter Stroud
Joe Tilson
Noel Forster
Peter Cook
John Latham
Stephen Willats
Peter Upward
John Sharkey
Logie Barrow

Issue Two 1966

Anthony Benjamin
Stroud Cornock
Adrian Berg
Stephen Willats
Mike Kenny
Tom Phillips

Issue One 1965

Logie Barrow
Roy Ascot
Stephen Willats
Mark Boyle
Dean Bradley

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Rosalie Schweiker
Dilemmas in Art
Issue Nineteen, 2014

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Order Form
Issue Five, 1969

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Stephen Willats, Control Magazine, Studio International, 1976

CONTROL MAGAZINE
Stephen Willats

  1. Control Magazine is published and edited by Stephen Willats at 5 London Mews, London W2. The Magazine was started by myself in 1965, as an occasional journal that centred on the development of a socially relevant theory and practice in art. Right from the magazine’s inception it has been seen as a manifestation of the editorial standpoint for models of information associated with the concept of self-determinism. As an ideology the concept of... continue reading

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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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Ricardo Basbaum
9 Choreographic Diagrams
Issue Nineteen, 2014

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Ernest Edmonds
Video Construct Communication Systems
Issue Fourteen, 1990

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Anish Kapoor
Issue Thirteen, 1982

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Mary Kelly
Notes on Reading the Post Partum Document
Issue Ten, 1977

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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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Joe Tilson
Item
Issue Three, 1967

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Exhibition at TATE Liverpool
25 April–16 May 2018

EVENTS

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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Gerald Laing
Hybrid
Issue Eight, 1974

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

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Sue Arrowsmith
Issue Thirteen, 1982

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Tony Bevan
Emblems and Portraits
Issue Thirteen, 1982

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

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