This exhibition surveys all major historical and aesthetic shifts in the artistic practice of Carl Andre. Though his artistic importance—particularly in relation to Minimalism—has long been established in the United States, his work has been rarely addressed, and never shown in depth, by an American or international institution in more than 30 years. This exhibition draws on iconic pieces from Andre’s most productive period in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as more recent sculptural experiments. A comprehensive selection of the artist’s poems addresses the pivotal role of language in his practice. The unprecedented display of these two lines of aesthetic inquiry affords the rare opportunity to trace the full evolution of Andre’s thinking.
The exhibition will also travel to the Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (October 2016–February 2017) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (March–July 2017) .