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British artist and art theorist, born in Thurscoe, Yorkshire. He was associated with the early years of the *Art & Language group, which he left in 1975. The value of the group's work for him was that it ‘presupposes not just an active spectator but an active artist trying to be as self-conscious as possible about a given set of exchanges’. This is an approach which rejects the ideology of spontaneity in art in favour of a more theoretical approach.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)