Jan van der Ploeg: Good & Plenty, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No.273 Grip, 2009 Acrylic on wall, 560 x 1400 cm November 7 – December 19, 2009 JAN VAN DER PLOEG “And yet Giotto succeeded. He could make the local and particular stand for universal ideas.” — Roger Fry, Vision and Design (1920) “The purpose of good design is to ornament existence, not to substitute it.” — George Nelson, Good Design: What is it for? Problems of Design (1957) “Q: […]

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The Great Poor Farm Experiment, The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI


Open House: August 7-9, 2009 Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 The Great Poor Farm Experiment is a series of works (performance, installation, sculpture, painting) installed and presented in and around the Poor Farm during the renovation of the main exhibition building. A three day open-house will inaugurate these projects during the weekend of August 7 – 9, 2009. Additional projects will be presented throughout 2009 and 2010. Participating Artists: David Robbins (Milwaukee) Shane Aslan Selzer […]

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Minimalism and After I: Objects for Imaginative and Real Use, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  Nic Hess, König Gerrit [King Gerrit], 2007 (detail) September 21, 2007 — January 27, 2008 The Daimler Art Collection presents the exhibition Minimalism and Applied I at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The exhibition explores the relationship that exists between minimalist formal language and applied art. As the subtitle of the exhibition suggests these ‘transfers’ can be useful for imagination, association and play. Our exhibition at the same time represents the […]

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Minimalism and Applied: Objects for Imaginative and Real Use, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  Andrea Zittel (foreground), Sylvan Lionni (back wall), Danica Phelps (right) September 21 — January 7, 2007 The artists engaged in minimalist, reduced aesthetics – from Josef Albers’ time as a lecturer at the Bauhaus in the 1920s through to contemporary positions, from Franz Erhard Walther and Heimo Zobernig through to Andrea Zittel and Leonor Antunes – have always worked on the transfer of their rigorous artistic concepts to the applied arts. These ‘transfers’ can […]

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McKendree Key, Half Spaces: 207 Franklin Street #1, by Nick Stillman

The initial intention of Minimalism, as outlined by a young Donald Judd in his early essays, was not only to take art off the walls, but also to completely alter the viewer’s perception of it. Minimalism began as a type of body art, in the sense that you’re forced into a physical experience that disrupts if not eclipses the aesthetic one. Then the aesthetic experience is further muddled (or undermined) by the Minimalist insistence on […]

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