Thursday 22 October 2015
Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism
The George Economou Collection is pleased to announce Opening the Box: Unpacking Minimalism. This group exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey, opens on Thursday October 22, 2015, at the Economou Collection Space in Athens, Greece.
When people think of Minimalism, they often think of a generic grey metal box that has been fabricated in a workshop in the United States and is displayed with other similar if not identical boxes. Although this box often features in accounts of Minimalism, it is a mythical, rather than a real artwork.
This exhibition of ten works from the George Economou Collection attempts to tell a more nuanced story about Minimalism by looking at a number of different debates, places and time periods.
By the time the viewer leaves the exhibition, the reductive concept of the “Minimal box” will have collapsed in on itself. The show makes clear that a Minimal tendency has existed in art from the 1920s to the present; artists related to Minimalism have worked with a wide range of materials, colours and textures; they have explored formal ideas and engaged deeply with the world around them.
For all its supposed coolness, Minimalism can be hot as well as cold: it has many different moods.
Dan Flavin, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Nikolai Mikhailovich Suetin
Curator: Mark Godfrey
Opening: 22 October, 2015, 19:00-21.30, Curator Talk 20:00
Duration: 22 October, 2015 – April 2016
At the George Economou Collection Space, 80 Kifissias Ave., 15125 Marousi, Athens, Greece.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00