MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano Presents Works by Carl Andre

The MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano presents Works by Carl Andre. on view 17 September 2011– 8 January 2012. The exhibition is a cooperation between Museion and the Kurhaus Museum, Kleve, where it was staged from 17 April to 28 August.

More than twenty sculptures, small and medium sized works that date from the end of the 1950s to the present, from public and private collections, will be presented on the ground floor and fourth floor of Museion. Among the artist’s famous large scale installations, the exhibition presents Wirbelsäule (spinal column), created in Basel in 1984 and rarely exhibited, which will be on display in the public area in front of the museum. Special attention is devoted to his Poems, text works which are little known but seminal in terms of Carl Andre’s philosophy and art. The show also features a selection of artist books, including the publication dedicated to Andre’s home town, “Quincy”, 1973.

In the last two years Museion has dedicated various exhibitions to different strands of contemporary sculpture, with solo shows of the work of artists like Monica Bonvicini, Isa Genzken, Gabriel Kuri and VALIE EXPORT. The Carl Andre exhibition lends a historic dimension to this programme.

Living legend and one of the founders of Minimal Art, the radical works of Carl Andre (Quincy, Massachusetts, 1935) revolutionised the concept of sculpture and profoundly influenced the course of twentieth century art.

Image: Carl Andre, Stile (Element Series), New York 1960 (proposed) / New York 1975 (made). Private collection, Installation Museum Kurhaus Kleve. Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf.

MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano
Via Dante 6
39100 Bolzano, Italy

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