Andre’s Drill: Carl Andre at Dia:Beacon

Carl Andre, Passport, New York, 1960, color photo copy, 1970. Installation view, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010, Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York.  May 5, 2014–March 2, 2015.  Art © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.
Carl Andre, Passport, New York, 1960, color photo copy, 1970. Installation view, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010, Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York.
May 5, 2014–March 2, 2015.
Art © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.

The current retrospective of the work of the American sculptor and poet Carl Andre, on view at Dia:Beacon, engenders nothing short of a provocative re-inscription of the parameters for artistic production within the Minimalist cannon. A consideration of Andre’s poems alongside both well known and lesser known sculptural forms, in addition to previously unknown projects in diverse media, foreground the relation between Andre’s material processes and a systems aesthetic. Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 enables us to begin to register the grounds, or limiting conditions, through which an improvisatory and material systems aesthetic may emerge.

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