George Stolz on Sol LeWitt

Gallery Talks

May 26, 2007    add to my calendar

George Stolz is an independent curator and writer based in Spain. He recently curated the exhibition "Sol LeWitt: Photography" which toured in various European museums from 2003 to 2005, and is currently co-editing (with Susanna Singer) the collected writings of Sol LeWitt to be published by M.I.T. Press. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture and a correspondent for ARTnews. Stolz has published numerous magazine articles and catalogue essays in the U.S. and Europe and directs an ongoing series of lectures on contemporary art at the ICO Foundation in Madrid, where he also serves on the advisory commission.

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1928, and attended Syracuse University. After serving in the Korean War as a graphic artist, he moved, in 1953, to New York, where he worked as a draftsman for the architect I. M. Pei. LeWitt had his first solo exhibition at the Daniels Gallery, New York, in 1965, and the following year Dwan Gallery, New York, mounted the first in a series of solo exhibitions. He participated, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, in several significant group exhibitions of Minimalist and Conceptual art, including "Primary Structures," at the Jewish Museum, New York, in 1966, and "When Attitudes Become Form," at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, in 1969. His renowned text "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" was published in 1967. LeWitt's work was included in Documentas 6 (1977) and 7 (1982) in Kassel, as well as the 1987 Skulptur Projekte in Münster and the 1989 Istanbul Biennial. Major retrospectives of his works were organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in 2000. "Drawing Series..." a presentation of LeWitt's early wall drawings was installed at Dia:Beacon in 2006. Sol LeWitt died on April 8, 2007 in New York City.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

Current hours at Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission to the museum is $10 general, $7 for students and seniors, and free for Dia members and children under 12. The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). On Saturdays, the 9:51 am train from Grand Central arrives in Beacon at 11:16 am. Full schedules are available on the MTA's website at http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us. The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at http://www.diaart.org/dia/visitor/index.html.

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts. 
 

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George Stolz is an independent curator and writer based in Spain. He recently curated the exhibition "Sol LeWitt: Photography" which toured in various European museums from 2003 to 2005, and is currently co-editing (with Susanna Singer) the collected writings of Sol LeWitt to be published by M.I.T. Press. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture and a correspondent for ARTnews. Stolz has published numerous magazine articles and catalogue essays in the U.S. and

 
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