A Group Show at Zeit Contemporary Art Introduces a Dialogue on Minimal Means

Elena Martinique, Widewalls, January 22, 2019

One of the most significant and influential movements of the 20th century and a turning point of Modernism, Minimalism introduced a new way of producing, looking at and experiencing artworks. Emerging in New York in the early 1960s among artists who sought to break down traditional notions of art and art making, the movement expanded the legacy of constructivism and geometric abstraction into a new era, while reducing the formal aspects of the work of art to a minimal set of elements with endless possibilities.

 

The upcoming exhibition at Zeit Contemporary Art will explore the concept of space and the way people occupy and imagine it in three countries. Titled Minimal Means: Concrete Inventions in the US, Brazil and Spain, it focuses on a group of artists who began working in the mid-1950s and 1960s in these different parts of the world.

 

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