Carl Andre: Mass & Matter
Opens: 01/02/2013 Closes: 06/05/2013 Turner Contemporary, MargateSculptures you can walk on helped made this American minimalist great, and his tile pieces are now seen as iconic works of 20th-century art. With a fondness for bog-standard industrial materials, he once said he wanted to do for matter what Turner did for colour, a good link to the venue for his first public UK show in a decade, displaying works made between 1967 and 1983. Shows alongside Rosa Barba: Subject to Constant Change. For more information visit: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/carl-andre Buy: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/visit
The Arts Desk“It’s a dense display and feels anything but arid and lifeless... ” “As Turner severed colour from depiction,” we read, “so I attempt to sever matter from depiction”. Surveying these works, seeing how this exhibition unfolds like a delightful surprise, this doesn’t feel such a grandiose statement at all...
The Telegraph“Solid, rugged, honest — and nostalgic...” People often assume that Minimal art is cerebral and visually uninteresting — but a prominent characteristic of Andre’s work is its sensuousness. It invites you to scrutinise, say, the knots, cracks and nubbly surfaces of solid timber...
Financial Times“Andre redefined the possibilities of his medium...” According to your viewpoint, such works either look rigorous and repressed – minimalism traces its lineage to American puritanism – or starkly poetic. Not in doubt is the historical influence: by reducing sculpture to basic elements...
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