Sense and Sensibility: Rachel Whiteread and Minimalism
Friday, March 15 | 7–8:30 pm
Celebrate the opening of Rachel Whiteread with an exploration of the artist’s work by Lynn Zelevansky, art historian, curator, writer and former director of Carnegie Museum of Art.
Minimalism, an art trend that emerged in New York around 1960, introduced a systematic approach to art making that included radically simplified form, repetition, seriality, and modularity. Over the years, these strategies proved extremely flexible and have been used by artists with a wide variety of goals, often distinct from the Minimalists’ original intent. This lecture looks at the ways in which Rachel Whiteread, an artist who came to the fore in the 1990s in London, has utilized the formal strategies associated with Minimalism to produce original work of visual acuity and emotional depth.
Free ticket required.
This program is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Endowment.
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The Farrell Auditorium
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis,