minimalism&process art

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Minimalism Simplicity of compositions, and volume of written work rejection of order 1960’s with dramatic social upheavel. - This is their revolutionary art - Lurking romanticism Oldenburg Floorburger 1962 Three-way Plug 1970 Donald Judd critique: specific object connection and distance to real life - incredibly optical: experience relies on eye - object oriented -cares about making work that expresses, but not those with drippy paintbrush - what is political about boxes? Rejection of order - words are not representative of art - does not want gestural abstraction, pictures, painterly strokes, and not interested in chance like Dada and Duchamp….art history sent away - order is not most important thing - sources were right there, no mystery, can follow, trace back to company Untitled 1963 - specific unto itself - does not like anything unconsidered - starting point requires that one disregard the rules (confined to rectangle canvas) - entirety becomes dominant - was a box, actually is a box o not sculpture of a person Untitled 1968/67 - experimenting with different materials - sources - does not go back to history, but to technology - materials that don’t have art history (similar to pop art) - try to separate from art and life Frank Stella Marriage of Reason and Squalor 1959 - work constantly about reducing things? - Stella argues that it is not about nothing, but tired about painterly way and looking for another way - No sign of expression or sensitivity. - Not being contemplative - Object oriented - Pay attention to individuals, etc. - “what you see is what you see” Morris - materials were simple and industrial - did not explore colors - interactive nature of physical engagement: body moving through space Column 1961 - series painted pilgrim gray on ply-wood box - not as optical as Judd - reduce to geometrical norms - get rid of decision making - did not want to show intentions Standing in Box- - performance piece - rectangle filled - ordinary movement - column falls: vertical to horizontal
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- sincere - body matters/human presence Green Street Gallery Installation 1964 - installation matters a lot - not on a pedastal, but occupying space - objects that have to encounter o ad reinhart “that object you bump into when backing up from a painting” Mirroried Cubes 1965 - precise, not advanced - grid is neutral: loaded form!! - How we encounter work - Almost makes grid disappear Flavin Alternate Diagnola for Judd 1964 - saying there is nothing there suggests there used to be a lot, and now nothing. What is norm - calling that critique (reductive) without discussing context of what is being reduced. Also about society and generations in terms of values, jobs. - Works are as additive as others - Not about contemplation Installation 1964 - similar to Warhol’s Elvis installation - making is not important, materials are not sacrosanct - does not fabricate his own work - base, bulb, wire: have to choose what to do Tony Smith - enveloped within minimalist movement - worked with Pollock - also from AbEx period
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