Category Archives: Postminimalism

Maya Lin – “Pay attention to that which is invisible.”

“….viewers can walk through “Blue Lake Pass,” a particle-board construction based on the mountain range near Lin’s second home in Colorado – where she lives part of the year with her husband and two children. Lin’s work, while often called … Continue reading

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Maya Lin -“Pure Poetry- Landscape as Art”

“Maya Lin describes “The Wave Field” as “…pure poetry. It is a very gentle space that exists on a very human scale. It is a sanctuary, yet it’s playful, and with the changing shadows of the sun, it is completely … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – “A Spiritualized Geometry”

“What interested Frank Lloyd Wright in Japanese art was its reliance on the “conventionalization of nature,” by which he meant a process of simplifying natural forms down to an essential geometry. If one is willing to accept a certain turn-of-the-century … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – Systematic Landscapes- An act of participation

Maya Lin – Systematic Landscapes Maya Lin is the well-regarded American sculptor and landscape artist who won the commission for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. at the fresh age of 21 years. “I think psychologically all these pieces … Continue reading

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Postminimalism and Order within Mind: Maximum Elasticity and the Drama of Instantaneous Entropy

Postminimalism, Collusion, and Order within Mind: Maximum Elasticity and the Drama of Instantaneous Entropy The repetition in form, perhaps exuded unintentionally in this photograph, leads to an emphasis of imagery, of symbolism, an extirpation of conflicting thought , the Chinese … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei – The In-itself to become the other

Ai Weiwei & Serge Spitzer. Ghost Valley Coming Down the Mountain. 2005-06. The In-Itself to become the Other Ai Weiwei plays with spatial specificity in this postminimalistic conceptual installation. The repetition of forms, especially of a traditional Chinese art form, … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei – Han dynasty urn, shattered symbolism

“From 1978 onward, Ai Weiwei manifested himself in the Beijing art world as a member of the artists association called Xingxing (the Stars). When they disbanded in 1983, he settled in New York. In 1993 he returned to Beijing, and … Continue reading

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Robert Morris “Maximum Resistance to Separation”

Robert Morris “Notes on Sculpture 1-3,” originally published across three issues of Artforum in 1966. In these essays, Morris attempted to define a conceptual framework and formal elements for himself and one that would embrace the practices of his contemporaries. … Continue reading

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Martin Puryear – Formalism is a Dirty Word

“In art theory, formalism is the concept that a work’s artistic value is entirely determined by its form–the way it is made, its purely visual aspects, and its medium. Formalism emphasizes compositional elements such as color, line, shape and texture … Continue reading

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Martin Puryear – Formalist Sculpture

Martin Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an African American sculptor. He is considered one of the foremost sculptors of the present day,and the leading African American sculptor. He works in media such as wood, stone, tar, and wire, and … Continue reading

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