PRINT March 1971

Looking at the Guggenheim International

WHAT DOES THIS YEAR’S Guggenheim International do, aside from merely exhibiting works by twenty-one artists? If the intent of the exhibition can be reduced to a common denominator, one can sum it up in the following manner: so-called “Minimalism” for want of a better word is surveyed by the inclusion of pieces by Andre, Flavin, Judd, LeWitt, Morris and de Maria. Pieces depending on one aspect of Minimalism, exact site location, and derived from Andre’s piece entitled Lever, include works by Burgin, Dias, Dibbets, Long, Merz, Nauman, and Takamatsu. The sequential aspect of Minimalism, the aspect based on intervals, either visual or numerical, includes work by Darboven and Kawara. Minimalism’s “conceptual” outgrowth is represented by the work of Darboven, Kosuth and Weiner.

The contributions of Michael Heizer, Robert Ryman and Richard Serra share one trait in common; each in his own way

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