Other Primary Structures

Other Primary Structures

The Jewish Museum

Exhibition design, A Practice for Everyday Life, London, Feilden Fowles, London. Based on the original catalogue design for Primary Structures by Elaine Lustig Cohen, New York.

March 10, 2014

Other Primary Structures
Others 1: March 14–May 18, 2014
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 will revisit this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.

Other Primary Structures will be presented in two parts as follows: Others 1, on view from March 14 to May 18, will examine work created between 1960 and 1967; Others 2, on view from May 25 to 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 set: 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.

Public Programs related to Other Primary Structures

This Is How We Do It: Other Primary Structures
Tuesday, April 1, 2pm
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, discusses the process of developing Other Primary Structures. Free with Museum admission.

Defining Structures: History of Exhibitions
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30pm
A conversation exploring exhibition history through curatorial practice, featuring Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and curator Germano Celant, moderated by Bruce Altshuler, Director, Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University.
Free—RSVP recommended 

Defining Structures: Global Pop, Global Minimalism, Global Conceptualism
Thursday, April 10, 6:30pm
Jane Farver, Independent Curator; Jessica Morgan, The Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, Tate Modern; and Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, discuss Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art from a global perspective.
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish admission—RSVP recommended

Lecture: Judy Chicago 
The Mildred and George Weissman Program
Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm
Influential feminist artist, author, and educator Judy Chicago reflects back on her work and life. Chicago’s work was included in the original Primary Structures exhibition in 1966. 

The Mildred and George Weissman Program has been endowed by Paul, Ellen, and Dan Weissman in honor of their parents.

Endowment support for Other Primary Structures is provided by The Jewish Museum Centennial Exhibition Fund. Additional exhibition 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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