Other Primary Structures

When 14 Mar 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
Where The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York City, NY 10128
United States
Enquiry (212) 423 3200

Others 1: March 14 – May 18, 2014
Others 2: May 25 – August 1, 2014

The Jewish Museum will present a major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States. Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum’s seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others—figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures, will revisit this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.

Presented in two parts, Other Primary Structures will be on view from March 14 – August 3, 2014. The first part of the exhibition titled Others 1, on view from March 14 – May 18, 2014, will examine work created between 1960 and 1967, while Others 2, on view from May 25 – August 3, will present work created between 1967 and 1970, some of which was directly influenced by the 1966 Primary Structures exhibition at The Jewish Museum.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Jewish Museum is publishing a two-volume catalogue. The first volume is a reissue of the original Primary Structures catalogue that is currently out-of-print. The second volume, the accompanying catalogue for Other Primary Structures, will be illustrated and will feature an essay by the curator, Jens Hoffmann. It will also include excerpts from the unpublished unedited transcript of the 1966 symposium on “The New Sculpture” with panelists Mark di Suvero, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, critic Barbara Rose, and Kynaston McShine, the curator of Primary Structures. Other Primary Structures is organized by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Others 1: March 14 – May 18

Rasheed Araeen
Sérgio Camargo
Willys de Castro
Saloua Raouda Choucair*
Lygia Clark
Noemí Escandell
Stanislav Kolíbal
Edward Krasiński
David Lamelas
David Medalla
Hélio Oiticica
Lygia Pape
Alejandro Puente
Norberto Puzzolo
Branko Vlahović
*Publication Only
Others 2: May 25 – August 3
Oscar Bony
Benni Efrat
Yoshida Katsurō
Stanislav Kolíbal
Susumu Koshimizu
Ivan Kožarić
David Lamelas
Amir Nour
Juan Pablo Renzi
Nobuo Sekine
Antonieta Sosa
Kishio Suga
Jirō Takamatsu
Lee Ufan

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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