Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s

Installation view of Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2014

September 12 - October 25, 2014

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the exhibition Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s. This is the late New York painter’s first exhibition with the gallery and the first to focus exclusively on his black and white paintings and drawings from the 1960s.

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Cris Gianakos in Primary Sources: Documenting SVA and the New York Art World 1966-1985, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

Cris Gianakos, Elevated Plane with Ramp, 1977/2013, Steel, 4 5/8" high x 30" wide x 58" long

School of Visual Arts presents “Primary Sources: Documenting SVA and the New York Art World, 1966 – 1985,” a survey of the myriad new ways of making and experiencing art that found a home at the College over two decades. The exhibition brings together publications, posters and press materials, artist correspondence, installation plans and photographs, and other rarely seen documents.

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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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Ward Jackson 1928-2004: A Survey of Five Decades, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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Ward Jackson was born and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He studied painting at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, now Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master's Degree there in 1952. While still in school Jackson began the correspondence with Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay that would eventually lead to his long tenure with that institution.

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Alfred Jensen/Sol LeWitt: Systems and Transformation, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

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This exhibition juxtaposes the work of Alfred Jensen and Sol LeWitt, two artists whose bodies of work connect to the grid and are governed by systems. Exhibited side-by-side, Jensen’s colorful and tactile diagrammatic paintings and LeWitt’s minimalist white structures reveal the vastly different outcomes that can arise from similar conceptual foundations.

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists features 72 works created between 1960 and 2011, that include text or reference textual elements. Many of the works reflect developments in modern and contemporary art and critical theory, and relate to concurrent politics, history, and philosophy.

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Ted Stamm: Paintings

Installation view of Ted Stamm: Paintings, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

September 24 - October 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the exhibition Ted Stamm: Paintings, an overview of paintings, works on paper, street interventions, and other materials by the late NYC-based abstract painter. Prior to his unexpected death from heart failure in 1984, Stamm created a substantial, mature body of work that was at once responsive to the past, indicative of his time, and prescient of the future.

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Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006, Public Art Fund, New York, NY

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Sol LeWitt, Tower (Columbus), 1990 Concrete block 316 x 128 x 128 inches May 24 – December 2, 2011 Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) was one of America’s most inventive, prolific, and influential artists. He created significant bodies of work in two and three dimensions, including drawings, photographs, prints, and sculptures (known as “structures”). An originator of minimal and conceptual art in the 1960s, LeWitt helped to transform the artistic thinking of both his contemporaries […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Construction in Process 1981 – the community that came?, Museum Stzuki, Lodz, Poland

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The project Construction in Process 1981 – the community that came? refers to the legendary international exhibition opened in Łódź almost two months before martial law was introduced. Artists from Łódź, representing various art disciplines, invited 54 leading artists from all over the world to partake in the show and create art works here, on the spot.

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Wall Works, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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Installation view April 28 – May 21, 2011 The Painting Center is pleased to present “Wall Works,” an exhibition of painting, drawing and installation engaging the gallery’s walls as the primary support and framing device. The participating artists are Rob Nadeau, Morgan O’Hara, Nancy Olivier, Jim Osman, Gary Petersen, Steel Stillman and Dannielle Tegeder. Opening the evening of Thursday, April 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and continuing through May 21, “Wall Works” is curated […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: All Systems Go!, Introducing Gerold Miller, Heimo Zobernig, and Beat Zoderer, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands

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Installation view. February 25 – March 26, 2011 Geometrical art takes on many forms and meanings. Sometimes a geometrical work of art is well defined in space, primarily the sculptures which originated within the sphere of minimal art. They possess an almost authoritarian, monolithic quality and relating to if not actually defining the space they’re in. The paintings by Jan van der Ploeg (1959, Netherlands) are not concerned with finite composition and can be thought […]

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Julian Hoeber, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California

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Julian Hoeber, Execution Changes 21 (NS Q1 CJ LC), 2011 Acrylic on panel 50 x 36 inches February 5 – March 10, 2011 Blum & Poe is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Julian Hoeber. This is Hoeber’s fourth solo-presentation with Blum & Poe. Hoeber will be debuting The Execution Changes, a suite of new abstract paintings, alongside Endless Chair, a modular and infinitely expandable seating unit, and […]

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Sol LeWitt: 2D + 3D, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Sol LeWitt, Loopy Droopy, Blue/Red, 2000 Woodcut on paper November 18, 2010 – April 24, 2011 Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was a major voice in American Minimalism—and from early in his career, an artist collected in depth by the Walker. This exhibition showcases a range of artwork, from his drawings and prints to a range of sculptures based on carefully conceived geometric systems. With more than 50 pieces, many of them gifts from the artist to […]

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An Exchange with Sol LeWitt: A Two Part Exhibition Presented by Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY and MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

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Daniel Joglar, Instruction, 2010 Documented action Cabinet: January 21 – March 5, 2011 MASS MoCA: January 23 – March 31, 2011 Although celebrated for the revolutionary role he played in the development of both Conceptualism and Minimalism, Sol LeWitt was also renowned for his exchanges of artwork with various artists throughout his lifetime. For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual […]

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Carl Andre, Sadie Coles HG, London, United Kingdom

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Carl Andre, Grecrux, 1985 January 19 – March 05, 2011 Sadie Coles HQ is delighted to present an exhibition of stone sculptures by Carl Andre, comprising a sequence of works in Icelandic basalt and two major works in travertine. Throughout his fifty year career, Andre has created sculptures by placing standard units of stone, metal or wood in simple geometric arrangements. In early works such as Equivalents (1966; eight different configurations of 120 bricks) and […]

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From Absolute to Minimal, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL

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Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first […]

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Lewis Baltz and Donald Judd, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

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Installation view September 4 – November 7, 2010 Next to Bernd and Hilla Becher, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel, Lewis Baltz is one of the most prominent representatives of the New Topographics movement, which was seminal to the development of conceptual photography. Baltz, as well as Donald Judd, were among the artists whose works were shown in the 1970s at the New York gallery of Leo Castelli. The current exhibition at Galerie Thomas Zander now […]

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Remix: Sol LeWitt, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Sol LeWitt, 2 Part Composite, 1971 Serigraph edition 59/60 Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1972 August 7, 2010 – February 27, 2011 Although wall drawings represent the foundation of his practice, Sol LeWitt’s works on paper, sculptures, artist’s books, and writings on Conceptual art were equally important to his oeuvre. Perhaps the artist’s most radical gesture was to transport the image from a confined two-dimensional surface (the paper) onto an […]

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REMIX: Sol LeWitt, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Sol LeWitt, 2 Part Composite, 1971 Serigraph edition 59/60 Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1972 August 7, 2010 – February 27, 2011 Although wall drawings represent the foundation of his practice, Sol LeWitt’s works on paper, sculptures, artist’s books, and writings on Conceptual art were equally important to his oeuvre. Perhaps the artist’s most radical gesture was to transport the image from a confined two-dimensional surface (the paper) onto an […]

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The Minimalist Medici: Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010, by Ruth Ann Fredenthal, ArtCritical.com, June 18, 2010

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Installation view of Salotto – Villa Panza Museum, Varese, Italy (l to r) Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 130, 1987-1988 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 60 x 60 inches Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 121, 1984-1985 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 66 x 60 inches The Panza Collection (Photo: David Sotnik) Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010 “Most people who have any interest in Post-War American art, whether Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Environmental Art, Conceptualism or Monochromism […]

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Studio Show 2010, David Reed Studio, New York, NY

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View still by Gerald Jackson 3 Concurrent Exhibitions Front Room: Gerald Jackson Lunchroom: Working Drawings, curated by Peter Soriano Office: Sculptures from the 70s, curated Rey Akdogan Katy Siegel and I had hoped to include Gerald Jackson’s work in an exhibition for which I was the advisor and Katy the curator, “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975”. But we could not find a way to get in touch with Gerald. Then, when I […]

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Peter Forakis (1927-2009): In Memoriam

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Peter Forakis, Atlanta Gateway, 1967 From The New York Times, December 17, 2009 Peter Forakis, a sculptor who helped found Park Place, a prominent New York artists’ cooperative gallery of the 1960s, died on Nov. 26 in Petaluma, Calif. He was 82 and lived in Petaluma. His death was announced by the Togonon Gallery in San Francisco, which has represented him since 2007. Mr. Forakis was one of many young artists in the late ’50s […]

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

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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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Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 8, 2009 — October 17, 2009 PaceWildenstein presents Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube, an exhibition of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, gouaches and structures based on his transformations of the original cubic form. Sol LeWitt helped revolutionize the definition of art in the 1960s with his famous notion that “the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Reducing art to its essentials, the cube became the basic modular unit for […]

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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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Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawing #261, 1975, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

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October 3 – November 15, 2009 Following the presentation of 2 Sea Pieces by Gerhard Richter the MMK Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt/Main is reconstructing Wall Drawing # 261 by Sol LeWitt, which was originally shown 1975 in the Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven. The artist, who died in 2007, conceived over 1,000 wall drawings, all of which were numbered and as such represent a lifelong series. The wall drawing has a long […]

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Sol LeWitt: 100 Views, by Susan Cross & Denise Markonish, Yale University Press, 2009

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Click to purchase on Amazon.com Just picked up a copy of this new book at MASSMoCA this weekend. Beautiful book! And his wall painting retrospective is incredible. Published to accompany MASS MoCA’s landmark installation of LeWitt’s innovative wall drawings, this book celebrates the artist and his illustrious 50-year career. Denise Markonish is Curator at MASS MoCA. She is editor of Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (MIT Press 2008) and coauthor of Chris Doyle: 50,000 Beds […]

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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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Primary Forms: Illuminated and Opaque, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Downtown), San Diego, CA

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Pasha Rafat, Untitled, 2003 15mm argon, mercury gas tubing and steel framing Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Photo by Pablo Mason Ongoing Primary Forms: Illuminated and Opaque features Minimalist and Post-Minimalist works from the MCASD collection. As squares and cubes are the basis of the modular sculpture by Sol LeWitt, so are circles and spheres the foundation for Keith Sonnier’s 1970s incandescent light reliefs that explore this medium’s reflection and diffusion. Primary forms […]

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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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Edward Shalala: Photographs of Paintings, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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  May 26 – June 20, 2009 Edward Shalala will exhibit documentary photographs in The Painting Center’s Project Room. Shalala makes temporary raw canvas thread paintings in NYC parks and grasslands and photographs the results. Shalala responds to the history of modern and postmodern abstraction that deals with ‘end game’ painting. The lineage begins with: Cezanne’s use of raw canvas (“in-reserve”), Barnett Newman’s painting ‘Name II,’1950, Robert Rauschenberg’s White painting series, 1951, Piero Manzoni’s clay […]

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Robert Ryman: Used Paint, by Suzanne P. Hudson, The MIT Press, 2009

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  Click to purchase on Amazon In this first book-length study of Robert Ryman, Suzanne Hudson traces the artist’s production from his first paintings in the early 1950s, many of which have never been exhibited or reproduced, to his more recent gallery shows. Ryman’s largely white-on-white paintings represent his careful working over of painting’s conventions at their most radically reduced. Through close readings of the work, Hudson casts Ryman as a painter for whom painting […]

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Kjell Varvin: Welded Iron & Other Drawings, Galleri Erik Steen, Oslo, Norway

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  Installation view March 19 – May 3, 2009 Kjell Varvin (born 1939) creates both drawings and paintings, but is best known for his sculptures and installations. This exhibition focuses on a large selection of sculptures made of welded steel and produced over the last fifteen years. Together with the sculptures, a number of drawings on veneer will be on show and the exhibition thereby comprises the largest presentation of Varvin’s work so far. Kjell […]

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Simon Dybbroe Møller: Kompendium, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

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  March 14 – May 17, 2009 The Kunstverein Hannover and the Frankfurter Kunstverein present the first comprehensive solo show of Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller (*1976, Århus) in Germany. Simon Dybbroe Møller subjects twentieth-century avant-garde to a subjective revision in his work. His installations, photographs and films allude to a seemingly astonishing precision in the accidental; convey by transformation, manipulation or mirroring, a mystical aura to the putatively logical. He is interested in the […]

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Upcoming Exhibitions, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

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  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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Christian Wulffen : A PULSE Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio

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  Christian Wulffen, Billboard: Page 44/45 of Zum Beispiel oder Spielen exhibition, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, en gros und en detail, Wall Wulffen, Color photograph on vinyl Approximately 10 x 26 feet (3 x 8 meters) January 23 – May 10, 2009 Curated by Megan Lykins Reich, Assistant Curator “The work of Christian Wulffen proves to be a constant estimation of measurement: of his own action, of the possibilities of artistic utterance, of the chosen […]

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Talking Art: Interviews with Artists Since 1976

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  Purchase on Amazon.com Since it was founded in 1976, Art Monthly magazine has consistently published interviews with leading contemporary artists. The interviews collected in this book offer unique insights into the thought processes and working practices of artists. From Russian Constructivists of the 1920s to Turner Prize winners, this collection of interviews constitutes an entertaining and alternative history of 20th-century art written in the first person. Contributors include: Naum Gabo, Clement Greenberg, Victor Pasmore, […]

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Art and Idea, by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Artnet Magazine, January 8, 2009

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  Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 146A, 2000 “An exhilarating acre of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings now fills a 19th-century brick factory building at Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. It’s one thing to encounter a LeWitt wall drawing in a public space like Christie’s Rockefeller Center lobby, the New School’s 13th Street lobby, or the Museum of Modern Art’s fourth-floor Dannheisser Gallery. But to be immersed in three floors […]

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