Other Primary Structures: Others 2

Other Primary Structures: Others 2

The Jewish Museum

Exhibition view, Other Primary Structures, 2014. Photo: Kirsten C. Springer. Photo © 2014 The Jewish Museum.

May 29, 2014

Other Primary Structures
Others 2: May 25–August 3, 2014

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Others 1: March 14–May 18
Rasheed Araeen, Sérgio Camargo, Willys de Castro, Saloua Raouda Choucair*, Lygia Clark, Noemí Escandell, Gego, Stanislav Kolíbal, Edward Krasiński, David Lamelas, David Medalla, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alejandro Puente, Norberto Puzzolo, Branko Vlahović

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

*Publication only

The Jewish Museum presents 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, Anne Truitt, 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 revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.

Other Primary Structures is a two-part exhibition: Others 1, on view from March 14 to May 18, examined work created between 1960 and 1967; Others 2, on view from May 25 to August 3, presents 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 has published a two-volume set: The first volume is a reissue of the original Primary Structures catalogue, formerly out-of-print; the second volume, the accompanying catalogue for Other Primary Structures, is illustrated and features an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Jens Hoffmann. It also includes excerpts from the unpublished, unedited transcript of the 1966 symposium on “The New Sculpture,” with panelists Mark di Suvero, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, critic Barbara Rose, and Kynaston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.

Related Public Programs
Exhibition walkthrough: Other Primary Structures
Sunday, June 8, 2pm
Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, leads a gallery talk in Others 2, with specific focus on the artists in the exhibition connected to the Mono-ha movement. 
Free with museum admission

Defining Structures: Contemporary Minimal
Thursday, June 19, 6:30pm
A roundtable discussion with artists a generation or two removed from those featured in Other Primary Structures, whose work—primarily in sculpture—comes out of a Minimalist tradition. Featuring Charles Harlan, Erin Shirreff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Carissa Rodriguez, and Allyson Vieira. Moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter.
Free with pay-what-you-wish admission; RSVP recommended

This Is How We Do It: Other Primary Structures
Tuesday, June 24, 2pm
Joanna Montoya Robotham, Neubauer Family Foundation Assistant Curator, speaks with Brandon Pietras (Parsons The New School for Design’s School of Constructed Environments, M.Arch/MFA Lighting Design ’17) on the process of developing the architectural model featured in Other Primary Structures.
Free with museum admission

A Closer Look Gallery Talks
June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28, 1pm
This in-depth exploration of select works of art in the special exhibition galleries occurs Mondays at 1pm.
Free with museum admission

Other Primary Structures is made possible in part by The Peter Jay Sharp Exhibition Fund. Endowment support is provided by The Jewish Museum Centennial Exhibition Fund. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Artis Grant Program, The Athena Foundation, and a group of donors in memory of James L. Weinberg.

Public Programs at the Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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