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Minimal Politics: Performativity and Minimalism in Recent American Art

September 25, 1997–January 17, 1998

Venues: Barbican Centre, London, UK; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

Curator: Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Minimal Potlitics: Performativity and Minimalism in Recent American Art explores the complex relationship between style and politics. The exhibition presents five artists—Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper, and Yvonne Rainer—whose work evolved from a more minimal, formal aesthetic in the 1960s to a more overtly ideological point-of-view.

Artists: Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Adrian Piper, Robert Morris, Yvonne Rainer

Supported by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Maryland State Arts Council.


Minimal Politics (1997)
Minimal Politics (1997)