The Fox

Title The Fox
Location New York
Publisher Art & Language Foundation
Periodicity Three issues
ISSN n/a
URL The Fox Worldcat
Published Since 1975-1976
Indexed Holdings 1975-1976


ccindex office; The Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Library of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Periodical's Overview

"We have in mind a periodical devoted to theoretical and critical concerns in any of the possible contexts of art-related practice (praxis)," the group wrote in a letter to prospective contributors. "[The magazine will] provide a means of undertaking critique of various institutions, conventions, ideologies, or problematic aspects of the workings of specific locales, events, etc., which ... we feel cannot be adequately examined elsewhere."

Selected Subject Headings

  • Art and Language (group)
  • Art as an investment
  • Art museums - social aspects
  • Communism and art
  • Conceptual art
  • Criminal law - United States
  • Language and culture
  • Man-woman relationships - United States
  • Marxist criticism
  • San Francisco - intellectual life - 20th century


Short lived periodical steaming from the New York wing of the Art and Language group (ALNY). Joseph Kosuth, Karl Beveridge, Ian Burn, Sarah Charlesworth, Michael Corris, Andrew Menard, Mel Ramsden and Terry Smith wrote articles which thematized the context of contemporary art; these exemplify the development of an institutional critique within the inner circle of Conceptual Art. The criticism of the art world integrates social, political and economic reasons. Of interest are, for example, the Australian Modern Masters polemic or the Yugoslavian connection; the book and exhibition reviews attest to, in the words of Michael Corris, “the will and energy to continue the conversation in good faith; to ‘go-on’ as we would say.”

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  • Alexander Alberro. “One year under the mast,” Artforum international (New York), vol. 41, no. 10 (Summer 2003): 162-4, 206.
  • Michael Corris. “Another look at the social dimensions of indexing,” Blurting in A&L