London

London

Carl Andre

Whitechapel Gallery
77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street
July 7–August 27, 2000

In Britain, Carl Andre's work has been both reviled and revered. On the one hand, the Tate Gallery's 1976 acquisition of Andre's Equivalent VIII (The Bricks) was greeted with tabloid outrage; on the other, the Whitechapel honored the artist with a full-scale survey but two short years later. Substantial displays followed at the Saatchi Gallery in 1985 and at Oxford's Museum of Modern Art in 1996. Now Whitechapel programming head Judith Nesbitt will close the circle with the most ambitious British effort to date: thirty works from 1965 to the present, early documentary photos by Hollis Frampton, and the artist's poetry. Andre's art is well suited to this extended, extensive treatment: Only then does its rich diversity really become apparent.