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The Art Institute’s conceptual art survey is no more substantial than its subject

Art Institute photography department head Matthew Witkovsky leaves the conceptualizing to the 57 conceptual artists featured in “Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977.” In his catalog essay, he categorizes the show as simply a “historical survey,” using 140-plus works to document a tangent in photographic practice that interested certain self-conscious artists in the 1960s and ’70s. (FULL ARTICLE: Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader)