The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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Important Update

September 19, 1982, to December 19, 1982 |


Each new development in contemporary art arises from the ultimate reaction to its previous art forms. The pared-down effects of minimalism in the late 1960s with its simplified forms and rigid formalism left artists with little place to go. In minimalism, objects often functioned both as sculpture and painting. Postminimalism is the reaction to the sparse structuring of minimalism, and to the changing moral and social nature of the 1960s. On the other hand, much postminimal art appears sparse with compared to today’s emerging neoexpressionism.

Artists: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, Siah Armajani, Richard Artschwager, Alice Aycock, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Bernhard and Hilla Becher, Mel Bochner, Lynda Benglis, Scott Burton, Daniel Buren, Christo, Peter Campus, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Jackie Ferrara, Hermine Freed, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert and George, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Robert Grosvenor, Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Douglas Huebler, Ralph Humphrey, Will Insley, Joan Jonas, Joseph Kosuth, Alain Kirili, Jannis Kounellis, Terence La Noue, Lois Lane, Sol LeWitt, Barry Le Va, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Dorothea Rockburne, Ed Ruscha, Joel Shapiro, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Pat Steir, Gary Stephan, Michelle Stuart, George Sugarman, Jack Tworkov, Jackie Winsor