GALLERIES: ‘Minimal Means: Concrete Inventions in the US, Brazil and Spain’

Daily Plinth, February 14, 2019

Zeit Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition Minimal Means: Concrete Inventions in the US, Brazil, and Spain, on view at 111 E 70th St, New York, NY, from January 24th through March 16th, 2019.


Curated by Joan Robledo-Palop, Minimal Means is a conversation about space and the way people occupy and imagine that space in three parts of the world. The exhibit focuses on a group of artists whose creative careers began to evolve in the mid 1950s and 1960s in the United States, Brazil, and Spain. The presentation showcases thirty works by seventeen artists who have never before been juxtaposed in an exhibition and explores seemingly simultaneous ideas and methodologies, which actually developed independently and organically.


This is the first presentation that brings together North American artists such as Anni and Josef Albers, Agnes Martin, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt and Robert Mangold, with counterparts from Europe and Latin America: Jorge Oteiza, Manuel Barbadillo, Elena Asins, Jordi Teixidor, José María Yturralde, Mira Schendel, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Hélio Oiticica. The artists associated with reductive abstraction and Minimalism in North America are relatively well-known in New York. In recent years, some of the artists from Brazil have had prominent exhibitions and scholarly attention in the United States. In comparison, the artists from Spain, while possessing a critical acclaim in their country have had little exposure in the United States.


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