Julian Dashper in Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Julian Dashper in Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Arguably the most influential development in art of the twentieth century, the use of the readymade was set in motion 100 years ago with Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel. Giving birth to an entire artistic language, Duchamp’s conversion of an unadorned, everyday object into a figure of high art completely inverted how people considered artistic practice.

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Julian Pretto Gallery

Installation view of Julian Pretto Gallery, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 (l to r: Steven Steinman, Stephen Rosenthal, Roberta Allen, Phil Sims, Rosemarie Castoro, Olivier Mosset, Sol Lewitt, Li Trincere, DM Simons, Cris Gianakos, Carl Andre, Peter Downsbrough, Marcia Hafif, Antonella Piemontese; Suspended from ceiling: Robert Barry)

September 6 - October 26, 2013

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the survey exhibition Julian Pretto Gallery. Organized in collaboration with artist John Zinsser, this is the first exhibition to examine the history and legacy of gallerist Julian Pretto (1945-1995) and his fabled downtown New York galleries, active during the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches  January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Tate St Ives, St Ives, England

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Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom, 2002 October 8, 2011 – January 3, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in […]

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Art & Stars & Cars, Daimler Art Collection, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

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Installation view. May 10 – September 25 2011 The first special exhibition of the Daimler Art Collection to be held in the Mercedes-Benz Museum (built by UN Studio), which first opened its doors in 2006, showcases key exhibits from the collection as well as new work commissioned by renowned international artists in various thematic stages – integrated into the company’s history on a floor area of 16,500 m². The exhibition will also include numerous works […]

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Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY

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Installation view. March 3 – May 27, 2011 Works by Alberto Burri, Piero Manzoni, Otto Muehl, Dan Colen, Paola Pivi, Piotr Uklanski, Rosemarie Trockel, Blinky Palermo, Franz West, Richard Tuttle, Lynda Benglis, Julian Schnabel, Ana Betbeze, Andy Warhol, and more.

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Ron Agam, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY

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Ron Agam, Endless Universe, 2010 Ink and resin on canvas mounted on panel 36 x 36 inches May 5 – June 6, 2011 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ron Agam. Agam brings fresh, new elements to his work where he further examines the interaction of colors. He seeks to expose the harmony and effective balance of these varying colors with placement and scale. Agam’s personal exploration in the […]

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Kris Chatterson: New Paintings, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

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Kris Chatterson, Blue Copper, 2011 60 x 66 inches February 19 – March 26, 2011 Western Project is proud to present the second solo exhibition of paintings by Kris Chatterson. Living and working in New York, the artist has created a body of work using printing, painting, digital imaging and iPhone drawings. Clipping and selecting gestures from previous prints, drawings and paintings, Chatterson excavates his past; a kind of digital surgery and recombination process. He […]

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The Jewel Thief, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Installation view The Jewel Thief explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Using divergent forms of display, the exhibition focuses attention on art’s intersection with the decorative and functional elements of architecture. Beginning in the museum’s atrium, the exhibition continues into the large Wachenheim gallery, filling the space with a diverse range of artwork, including painting, sculpture, textiles, wallpaper, chandeliers, video, and photography. Artwork is presented through the lens of several opposing […]

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John Zinsser: New and Earlier Painting and New Auction Catalogue Drawings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

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John Zinsser, Geometry and Ego, 2007 Enamel and oil on canvas 30 x 28 inches December 18, 2010 – February 12, 2011 Get Me to the Church on Time It was a simple enough assignment, drive the painter Marcia Hafif to her opening at Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. What I couldn’t have predicted was that a massive wreck on I-95 would shut down the highway completely. The trip became a seven-and-a-half hour odyssey, […]

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Artists at Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974: Hetero-Holics and Some Women Too, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 10 – October 30, 2010 As the Cedar Tavern played a role in the formation of abstract expressionism, Max’s Kansas City galvanized a younger generation of artists from when it opened in 1965 to when it closed its doors in 1974. This exhibition will feature the amazing diversity of artists from every major reference point in the New York art world of the period: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual […]

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Negation, Subtraction, Dissolution, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Amy Granat, Chemical Scratch (Return of the Creature), 2003 16mm film transfered to DVD, sound May 24 – June 28, 2010 Arranged by Front Desk Apparatus Participating Artists: John Cage, Jesse Cohen, Quentin Curry, Philippe Decrauzat, Matias Faldbakken, Amy Granat, Gareth James, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Amir Mogharabi, Steven Parrino, Seth Price, Josef Strau, Andy Warhol Every image is offered our gaze is only presented, in its very obviousness, by means of the disconcerting economy […]

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Nathan Hylden: Affinities, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

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Nathan Hylden, Untitled, 2009 Acrylic on aluminum, 34 x 28 inches October 1-31, 2009 Paul Kasmin Gallery presents “Affinities,” a show that juxtaposes new paintings by Nathan Hylden with works by Josef Albers, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. Curated by Meredith Darrow, the show connects Hylden’s geometric forms and repeated gestures with those of his art historical predecessors. Like Albers, Stella and Warhol, Hylden uses a regulated process to create variations within a systematic sequence […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Drawing Sculpture: Drawing, Sculpture, Video from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

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Installation view September 12, 2009 – February 28, 2010 ‘Drawing Sculpture’ is presenting a selection from the Daimler Art Collection’s wide-ranging holdings of works on paper for the first time, complemented by sculptures, videos and picture objects. About 60 works by 28 artists are being shown, dating from about 1960 to the present day. In each case the presentation will stage dialogues between classical Minimalist positions from the 1960s and international contemporary art. The exhibition […]

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Mark Dagley in Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

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Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1993 October 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The MAGASIN is starting its season with a portrait of the artist Olivier Mosset. The exhibition takes the form of a tribute, gathering works by different artists, but never showing Olivier Mossetʼs own work. The artists are of all generations, from Carl André to Stéphane Kropf including the famous group of artists 1m3 among the youngest. As a key figure of the artistic scene […]

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Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 17 – October 24, 2009 Gagosian Gallery announces “Monochrome Age,” Anselm Reyle’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Reyle finds inspiration in his immediate environment, from the typical socialist architecture that dominates much of the landscape of post-war Germany to the flea-market finds that signify the march of global capitalism. Conflating all manner of extant social artifact with motifs from the annals of recent art history, he imbues them with new vigor […]

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Harmonious Life: Interview with Steve Reich, by Dan Fox & Mark Godfrey, Frieze Magazine, October 2006

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Just came across this interview with Steve Reich published in Frieze Magazine back in 2006: “Steve Reich is one of the most important American composers of the past 40 years. With influences including Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, John Coltrane, African drumming, Balinese Gamelan and Hebrew sacred music, Reich’s music has been a major inspiration for subsequent generations of musicians such as Brian Eno, Bang On a Can and Sunn0))). Often misdescribed as ‘minimalist’, Reich’s music […]

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John M. Armleder: Olivier Mosset New Paintings, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland

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  Installation view March 7 – March 28, 2009 “I believe the work that is considered to be mine is someone else’s…anybody’s… the whole world. My work is a cultural event, an inevitable event. If all artists were to disappear, art would be produced by others with a different understanding, different means and different materials. As an individual, an artist simply fills a void. He is the means to an end, so that this arrangement, this accumulation of events […]

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Carl Ostendarp: Pulled Up: RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

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  Carl Ostendarp, Aaarrgh, 2009 (detail) February 13 – August 23, 2009 The RISD Museum of Art presents Carl Ostendarp, “Pulled Up,” an exhibition in its Lower Farago Gallery that not only borrows its title but also its optimism from the 1977 Talking Heads song of the same name. “Pulled Up” will feature works chosen by the artist from the Museum’s collection together with new paintings of his own. Ostendarp (American, b.1961) has taught and […]

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Brandeis University to Close Rose Art Museum and Sell Off Its Collection

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    “The Rose Art Museum on the Brandeis campus houses what is widely recognized as the finest collection of modern and contemporary art in New England. With more than 6,000 objects — paintings, sculptures, works on paper and new media — the Rose collection has particular strengths in American Modernism, American Social Realism, post-War American, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Surrealism and Photorealism. Recent acquisitions include works by Nam June Paik, Anri Sala, William Kentridge, Thomas […]

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John Weber: In Memoriam (1932-2008)

  Born in Los Angeles in 1932, New Yorker art dealer John Weber had a prominent role in the contemporary art world and was one of the first dealers in Soho in the 70s, leaving his mark on New York’s art scene of that period. Owner of the popular John Weber Gallery, which opened in West Broadway in Soho in 1971, he then moved to Chelsea in the ’90s where he began his rise in […]

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Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950-Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Purchase on Amazon.com March 2 — May 12, 2008 Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s […]

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Small Differences Make All the Difference, by Lynne Harlow

In his series of lectures, Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock, Kirk Varnedoe asks tough questions.  Why abstract art?  What is abstract art good for?  These questions, the topic of his six lectures, are familiar.  It seems to me that they are asked, and in a sense answered, every time an artist makes an abstract work.  They are the questions that artists ask as we wrestle with the history of abstraction and as we […]

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Conceptual Photography: 1964-1989, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY

  Guiseppe Penone, To Reverse One’s Eyes, 1970 Black & white photograph, 11.5 x 15.5 inches May 9 — June 23, 2007 Zwirner & Wirth presents an exhibition of American and European conceptual photography drawn from a private collection. Spanning the years 1964-1989, the collection, which has been amassed over the last three decades, includes key examples of photo-based conceptual art by artists such as Vito Acconci, Giovanni Anselmo, John Baldessari, Bernd & Hilla Becher, […]

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported?   Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]

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