March 12, 2004 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) - A Minimal Future?
March 12, 2004

A Minimal Future?

A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
14 MARCH - 02 AUGUST 2004

MOCA AT CALIFORNIA PLAZA
250 S. Grand Ave.
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www.moca.org

A Minimal Future? is the first large-scale historical exhibition in the United States to examine the emergence of minimal art. Occupying the entire gallery space at MOCA’s California Plaza location, it features over 150 key selections and bodies of work by 40 American artists who emerged by the early-to-mid-1960s.

The artists include: Carl Andre, Michael Asher, Richard Artschwager, Jo Baer, Robert Barry, Larry Bell, Ronald Bladen, Mel Bochner, John Chamberlain, Judy Chicago, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, Ralph Humphrey, Robert Huot, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Paul Mogensen, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, Dorothea Rockburne, Robert Ryman, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, and Lawrence Weiner.

The exhibition takes its title from the cover of the March 1967 issue of Arts Magazine, which included feature articles by critic John Perreault and artist Dan Graham assessing the status and implications of minimalism. By spring of 1967, so-called “minimal art” had been nearly canonized as a movement, and its impact on future practices was being debated by both its critics and its proponents.

A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 examines one of the most important aesthetic movements of the 20th century, which has continued to influence future generations. More than four decades after the work featured in this exhibition first emerged, it poses the questions: What were the polemics of minimal art-its practitioners, curators, critics, and historians? And what are the consequences of minimal art today?

Find out more at www.moca.org/museum/currentexhibition.php and sign up for the MOCA e-newsletter for up-to-date information about upcoming MOCA events and exhibitions elsegundo.moca.org/lists/index.php

A Minimal Future? is accompanied by a 452-page, fully illustrated book, co-published with MIT Press. Essayists include Diedrich Diederichsen, Jonathan Flatley, Anne Rorimer, Lucy R. Lippard, and exhibition curator Ann Goldstein. www.moca.org/store

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MEMBERS’ OPENING

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 5-11pm

MOCA AT CALIFORNIA PLAZA

250 S. Grand Ave.

By invitation only, join today.

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ART TALKS

MOCA AT CALIFORNIA PLAZA

250 S. Grand Ave.

Free with museum admission

www.moca.org/museum/arttalk.php

Richard Artschwager, artist

Robert Huot, artist, filmmaker

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2-5pm

Ann Goldstein, senior curator

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 6:30pm

Larry Bell, artist

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 6:30pm

Jo Baer, artist, with Mark Godfrey, art historian and critic

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 6:30pm

Michael Asher, artist

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 6:30pm

Jonathan Flatley, catalogue essayist

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 3pm

SYMPOSIUM AT GETTY: MINIMAL ART IN THE UNITED STATES

In conjunction with A Minimal Future? the Getty Research Institute presents Structures and Systems: Minimal Art in the United States, a daylong conference exploring the foundations and impact of minimal art featuring international scholars, art world professionals, and artists.

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 9am-9pm

The Getty Center

Harold Williams Auditorium

INFO 310/440-7300 or www.getty.edu

A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 is made possible by the support of The Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment; Audrey M. Irmas; the Henry Luce Foundation; Maria Hummer and Bob Tuttle; Genevieve and Ivan Reitman; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank Julius Bar; Kwon Family Foundation; The Jamie and Steve Tisch Foundation; The MOCA Projects Council; Donald Bryant; The Capital Group Companies; Susan and Larry Marx; Betye Monell Burton; Mary and Robert Looker; the Pasadena Art Alliance; the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation; Kathi and Gary Cypres; Frances Dittmer Family Foundation; Dwell; and the Fifth Floor Foundation.

Promotional support is provided by KJAZZ 88.1 FM.

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