This book accompanies a new exhibition of the work of Robert Morris
(1931–2018), a foundational figure in the history of Minimalism, Postminimalism, and Conceptual art.
The exhibition focuses on the role of installation and the phenomenology of direct encounter in Morris’s work of the 1960s and 1970s
, foregrounding the relation between the sculptural object and the beholder—the “perceiving body”
—in the space of the room. This volume contains texts composed from three vantage points: art-historical essays by Jeffrey Weiss, Caroline A. Jones, and Courtney Fiske
consider chief works and themes; personal accounts by dancer Simone Forti
and curator and critic Bernard Ceysson
reflect on the authors’ working relationships with Morris during his early period; and three essays by the artist himself— two of which are translated into French for the first time—address certain fundamental preoccupations of sculpture after 1960: medium, form, space, and time
Languages: French / English
Release date: 2020
Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm
Texts: Bernard Ceysson, Courtney Fiske, Simone Forti, Caroline A. Jones, Robert Morris, Alexandre Quoi, Jeffrey Weiss.
Edited by: Mudam Luxembourg