"Presenting an unprecedented range of material, Global Conceptualism : Points of Origin, 1950s - 1980s challenges the canonical perception that conceptual art was simply one movement which spread internationally and acknowledges the important local circumstances which gave birth to conceptualist art in regions around the world. This book traces the history of this key development in 20th-century art which was marked by a shift from consideration of the object to that of the idea." -- publisher's statement. Catalogue for exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art, Long Island City, New York, April 28 - August 29, 1999; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 19, 1999 - March 5, 2000; and the Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, September 15 - November 26, 2000. Foreward by Luis Camnitzer, Jane Farver, Rachel Weiss. Introduction by Stephan Bann. Essays by László Beke, Okwui Enwezor, Gao Minglu, Claude Gintz, Apinan Poshyananda, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Terry Smith, Reiko Tomii, Chiba Shigeo, Margaita Tupitsyn, Sung Wang-kyung, and Peter Wollen. Includes chronology, artist' biographies, bibliography, exhibition checklist, and index. Illustrated in black-and-white and color.