Thursday, October 14, 2010

Exhibitions NYC | Becoming Nostalgic of the Sixties and Seventies: Art and Meaning

The exhibitions I enjoyed ---and found most meaningful--- in this vibrant Fall art season in New York are all related to art practices mainly from the sixties and seventies, including conceptualism, minimalism and land art. Is it by coincidence?

Nancy Holt: Sightlines
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University presents Nancy Holt: Sightlines, a thematic exhibition of the artist's work at the intersection of land art, architecture, photography and video, focusing on interventions on the landscape and its perceptions.

Dan Flavin @ Paula Cooper
An exhibition of four early Dan Flavin works, produced between 1964 and 1975, including a “corridor” piece of pink and yellow lights.

Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Mario Merz @ Barbara Gladstone

Section Cinéma,Marcel Broodthaers @ MarianGoodman
Section Cinéma, 1972, includes the seventh section of Broodthaers’ celebrated museum, Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, founded in 1968 with the “Section XIXème siècle” in Brussels and other sections realized in Brussels, Antwerp, Zeeland, Le Coq, Düsseldorf and Kassel during a four year period from 1968 to 1972.

Artists at MaxKansas City 1965-1974: Hetero-Holics and Some Women Too @ Loretta Howard Gallery