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In 1987 Group Material was invited by Artists Space to make a work for one of the smaller rooms of its original space on Hudson St in lower manhattan. Using Raymond Williams’ book Keywords, (1976), the group produced an exhibition that presented his insistence on the historical formation of language as a way to demonstrate similar conditions for cultural value. The result, a room juxtaposing a print by maragert harrison with aJames brown album cover; a Jean-Luc Goddard film still with an interview with Chaka Kahn amongst others, set the form for the groups later investment in exhibiting accepted art object, with store- bought commodities,