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

Joan Robledo-Palop, with essays by Hélio Oiticica, Sol LeWitt and Manuel Barbadillo

Minimal Means focuses on a group of artists originating in the late 1950s and 1960s in the United States, Brazil, and Spain. With common roots in the art of Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian and the experience of the Bauhaus, the artists in this exhibition expanded the legacy of constructivism and geometric abstraction into a new era. They attempted to transform the modes of sensory perception through radical formal investigation. The publication looks at three creative contexts that have never before been studied together or juxtaposed in an exhibition. Notably, it is the first project that brings together North American artists such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, with counterparts from Europe and Latin America such as Jorge Oteiza, Elena Asins, José María Yturralde, Mira Schendel, Lygia Clark, and Hélio Oiticica. The publication is organized around common themes and formal solutions, and cross-examines the different political and cultural contexts that gave rise to these radical formal investigations.

10 x 7.7 in (25.4 x 19.5 cm)

104 pages; fully illustrated in color

Published by Zeit Contemporary Art, New York, 2019

$60 USD

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The origins of Color

The Origins of Color

Vincent Tiley & Bryson Rand

The two artists have created a parallel between the mythic history of Indian Yellow pigment, a pigment falsely believed to have been made from cow urine. This publication shadows the coexistence of fact and myth in Queer histories and the oral accounts of the lives of cultural producers of the early Gay Liberation movement. Vincent collected urine and reduced it to form pigments which he used to create this body of work; Bryson photographed the process and some of the pieces and documents involved. This is a documentation of a year and half period developed and produced in New York and Fire Island. 

With an introduction by Evan Garza

9 x 6 in (23 x 15 cm)

58 pages; fully illustrated in color

Published by Raw Meat Collective, New York, 2018

$30 USD

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