Art after Objecthood​: Self-Consciousness from the Minimalists to the Present | David Zwirner
An installation view of an exhibition titled Judd at The Museum of modern Art in New York in 2020.

Art after Objecthood

Self-Consciousness from the Minimalists to the Present
In the News

“In 1967, a budding art critic and PhD student named Michael Fried published the essay in Artforum that would make him famous. “Art and Objecthood” was on the surface a piece that took aim at the Minimalists, then a group of up-and-coming artists led by Donald Judd. But embedded in the critique was a fully-fledged theory of art—in many ways the last of its kind.... Earlier this year, I decided to revisit his early broadside against Minimalism just as MoMA opened a major retrospective of Judd’s work, following years of growing cultural attention to Minimalist art and its ubiquitous stepchild, lower-case minimalist design.’’

Read the full article by Lucas Zwirner in The Drift

Image: Installation view, Judd, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Muzikar

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