Carl Andre Symposium
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11 am – Sunday, November 16, 2014, 11 am add to my calendar
Saturday, November 15, 11 am
Anna Chave and Lynda Morris
Sunday, November 16, 11 am
Mark Godfrey and James Meyer
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508
This two-day symposium brings together art historians and curators to discuss and debate the legacy of Carl Andre's work. Speakers consider Andre's practice, how his understanding of sculpture and poetry has influenced the discourse of contemporary art, and the recent reevaluation of Minimalist aesthetics.
Anna C. Chave
Anna C. Chave is professor of art history at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has published many essays concerned with gender and identity, reception and interpretation, mainly with respect to twentieth-century art. She is the author of monographs on Mark Rothko and Constantin Brancusi and is also widely known for her revisionist readings of Minimalism, including the essays "Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power" (1990), “Minimalism and Biography” (2000), and “Revaluing Minimalism: Patronage, Aura, and Place” (2008).
Lynda Morris is professor of curation and art history at Norwich University of the Arts, and has been the curator of the international open submission exhibition EASTinternational since 1991. In 2014, she organized Genuine Conceptualism, an exhibition at the Herbert Foundation that was accompanied by the publication of a compilation of her writing on the subject. She also recently curated the traveling exhibition Documenting Cadere, 1972–1978 (2012–13). Her writing on Carl Andre includes a 1975 interview featured in the publication Cuts: Texts 1959–2004 (2005) and a review of his exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1978.
Mark Godfrey is curator of international art at Tate Modern in London, where he has organized major exhibitions including recent retrospectives of Sigmar Polke, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Richard Hamilton, in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. His criticism appears frequently in Artforum, frieze, Afterall, October, and Parkett, and he is the author of Abstraction and the Holocaust (2007). Prior to joining Tate Modern in 2007, Godfrey was lecturer in history and theory of art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
James Meyer is associate curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (2001) and editor of Cuts: Texts 1959–2004 (2005), an anthology of Carl Andre’s writings. Besides his influential work on Andre’s sculpture and poetry, Meyer has written on Mel Bochner, Andrea Fraser, Eva Hesse, Howard Hodgkin, Ellsworth Kelly, and Anne Truitt, among others. His essays have appeared in October, Grey Room, and Artforum, where he is a contributing editor.