previews

Beacon

“CHARLOTTE POSENENSKE: WORK IN PROGRESS”

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street
March 8–September 9, 2019

Curated by Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry

Though Charlotte Posenenske conscientiously ejected herself from the art world fifty-one years ago, it can’t bear to let her go without a fight. This spring, as part of a larger push to bring more work by women into the Dia universe, Dia:Beacon will premiere the first North American retrospective of the German serial Minimalist’s dense yet abbreviated oeuvre of drawings, wall reliefs, and modular sculptures. Posenenske’s prototypes for these freestanding works, designed to be configured and reconfigured by their audiences, will be on view alongside more than 150 authorized “units of fabrication” arranged and interpreted by co-curator Alexis Lowry. Accompanied by a catalogue with contributions from the curators as well as from Daniel Spaulding, Catherine Wood, and artist Rita McBride, “Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress” stands to reshuffle the history of Minimalism that Dia itself has come to represent.