The name Art & Language was first adopted in 1968, to refer to a collaborative practice that had developed over the previous two years between Michael Baldwin and Terry Atkinson, in association with David Bainbridge and Harold Hurrell.

In 1970 Ian Burn and Mel Ramsden merged their separate collaboration with Art & Language. The journal Art-Language was first published in May 1969 and a second journal The Fox was published in New York in 1975-6.
From 1976 the genealogical thread of Art & Language's artistic work was taken solely into the hands of Baldwin and Ramsden, with the theoretical and critical collaboration of these two with Charles Harrison.


  • Switzerland
  • Sammlung / Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich until 17.8.


  • Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Austria
  • Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
  • Belgium
  • Musée d´Art Moderne Bruxelles, Brussels
  • SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
  • MAC’s Grand Hornu, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu
  • France
  • Le Musée de l’Objet, Blois
  • FRAC, Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque
  • FRAC, Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
  • Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
  • Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
  • Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
  • FRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
  • Leles Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
  • Musée d’art moderne Lille métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq
  • Germany
  • MARTa Herford, Herford
  • Ireland (Republic)
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
  • Italy
  • MUSEION - Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano
  • Netherlands
  • Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
  • Portugal
  • Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
  • Spain
  • Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
  • CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malága, Málaga
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
  • Switzerland
  • MAMCO - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
  • Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
  • Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
  • United Kingdom
  • Tate Britain, London (England)
  • Tate Modern, London (England)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)
  • MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
  • MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY