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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Robert Barry: Recent Mirrorpieces, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

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Robert Barry, Light and Dark, 2010 Black mirror, mirror, painted texts; 2 parts 39 x 39 inches each March 31 – April 30, 2011 Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by Robert Barry. Exhibiting since the early 1960’s, Barry maintains a Minimalist aesthetic while working within a Conceptual framework. In this exhibition of four recent works, Barry expands his series of Mirrorpieces, which consist of mirror and glass panels inscribed […]

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Voids: A Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland


September 13 – October 11, 2009 With Voids: A Retrospective, the Kunsthalle Bern offers an opportunity to explore a crucial chapter in the history of art. Following Yves Klein’s exhibition at the Iris Clert gallery in 1958, the empty space became a recurrent artistic theme. This chronological retrospective exhibition brings together nine empty exhibitions by Yves Klein, Art & Language, Robert Barry, Robert Irwin, Stanley Brouwn, Bethan Huws, Maria Eichhorn, and Roman Ondák. Yves Klein’s 1958 emblematic […]

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Herb & Dorothy, A Film by Megumi Sasaki, 2009

    Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art? Not according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian – an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb […]

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Personal Structures Symposium: Space, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY


  Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4 2009 This Symposium is open to everybody, so we hope you will be able to attend, we really brought together a group of very interesting artists, such as: Robert Barry, Jessica Stockholder, Peter Halley, Rene Rietmeyer, Keith Sonnier and Richard Tuttle. April 3, Day 1 3pm Robert Barry (artist, USA ) 3.45pm Jessica Stockholder (artist, USA ) 4.30pm Break 4.45pm Dr. Peter Lodermeyer (art historian, Germany ) […]

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Voids, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


  February 25 – March 23, 2009 A quite exceptional event, “Vides” (Voids) is a retrospective of empty exhibitions since that of Yves Klein in 1958. In almost a dozen rooms of the National Museum of Modern Art, it assembles in a totally original manner exhibitions that showed absolutely nothing, leaving empty the space for which they were designed. The idea of exhibiting emptiness is a recurring notion in the history of art over the […]

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Upcoming Exhibitions, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary


  Vasarely Museum (no web site) February 11 – April 26, 2008 Atelier OSAS Participating Artists: Tibor Gayor, Istvan Haasz, Istvan Haraszty, Katalin Hetey, Tamas Konok, Dora Maurer, Vera Molnar, Istvan Nadler & Judith Nemes. For more information about OSAS / Open Structures Art Society. A Bit of America Participating Artists: Robert Barry, Max Cole, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, David Rabinowitch, James Reineking, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Phil Sims, Roy Thurston, Shawn Wallis & Jerry Zeniuk.

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Robert Barry: RB62-08, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY


  Robert Barry, Inert Gas: Neon, 1969 Two photographs and text Yvon Lambert presents an exhibition of works made from 1962 through 2008 by American artist Robert Barry. The exhibition titled RB 62-08 will include a new major floor piece, several wall text pieces, and paintings. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on January 8th 2009 from 6 to 8pm and will be on view through February 7th 2009. Robert Barry (b. 1936), one […]

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Robert Barry: NOT THE ART OF WAR, BUT ART AND WAR, by Robert C. Morgan, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2007-January 2008

    Robert Barry, Art and War, 2007 21 latex words, 12 inch letter height “Robert Barry is one of the most convincing conceptualists from the era of the late sixties and seventies. His word lists, wall and window pieces, his sound recordings, and DVD and slide projections, are focused on one central idea: language. Like an asterisk spinning through the void of space and time, Barry’s linguistic orientation traverses print and virtual imagery. Isolated […]

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Studio Show 2006, David Reed Studio, New York, NY


Guy Goodwin installation view June 16-24, 2006 When Guy Goodwin re-stretched his painting C-Swing (1974) at my studio earlier this year it looked so good, that we decided to have a little show of his work. In the office, to keep his paintings company, Ulrike Müller has installed my collection of question mark paintings, and Dean Daderko has selected an illustrious group of lunch guests. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, June […]

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