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Post Minimalism

The term Post Minimalism is coined by the art historian and critic Robert Pincus-Witten. It began with the work of artists in response to the closed geometric contours of Minimalist Artist in the U.S in the late 60s.  These dissenting artists eschewed the impersonal object for more open forms. The reflection of the social and thus somewhat political was a major concern for these artists. They realized the essence of materiality in the physical processes of the shaping of the work itself.

It also revisits the rather masculine and strict material claims of Minimalist art, and poses a more feminine , free spectrum of work.

Further Reading

Guggenheim, Movements: Post-Minimalism


Richard Serra, Strike: To Roberta and Rudy, 1969-71, hot-rolled steel, 8 feet 1 inch x 24 feet x 1 1/2 inches, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York