If You Happen To Be In New York

Carl Andre, 5 x 20 Altstadt Rectangle, 1967. Konrad Fischer Galerie. © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Carl Andre, 5 x 20 Altstadt Rectangle, 1967. Konrad Fischer Galerie. © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

If you are in New York City you are close enough for a day excursion, so consider a visit some time in the next 10 months:

Dia Art Foundation to Present Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
May 5, 2014–March 2, 2015

The first major retrospective of Andre’s work in the United States since the late 1970s debuts at Dia:Beacon and then tours internationally

Andre’s signature floor-bound sculptures will be presented with the artist’s “typewriter drawings” and rarely exhibited objects known as Dada Forgeries

New York, NY–Tracing the full evolution over five decades of the thinking of Carl Andre, a crucial figure in the redefinition of contemporary sculpture, Dia Art Foundation will present Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 from May 5, 2014, through March 2, 2015, at Dia:Beacon. The retrospective will include approximately 50 sculptures displayed in Dia:Beacon’s main galleries; over 200 poems and works on paper presented in wooden vitrines designed by the artist; a selection of rarely exhibited assemblages known as Dada Forgeries; and an unprecedented selection of photographs and ephemera. This will be the first survey of Carl Andre’s entire oeuvre by a museum, and the first retrospective in North America since 1978-80. Continue reading

Field of Dreams

Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field, 1977. © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: John Cliett

Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field, 1977. © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: John Cliett

Based on his oeuvre one would say that Walter De Maria is an artist fascinated by mathematical precision and order. His work at Gagosian Gallery in New York City or The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City in the United States or even the Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima, Japan exemplify this focus on the predictable progression of sunlight as it relates to planetary rotation and the perfection of spheres.

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