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"Painting Zero Degree"
2000-09-20 until 2000-11-26
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
USA United States of America
Beginning September 23, visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will
have the opportunity to see art as they have most likely never seen it
before - on the floor, as wallpaper, and even being worn as clothing by
museum attendants. Surprises will wait around every corner of the
museums lower gallery where Painting Zero Degree will be on view until
Color and scale will be vital in the interactive nature of the show. Visitors
will walk among large game-board-like structures, touch wall-to-wall and
floor-to-ceiling carpeting, see striking colors in unlikely places, and so
much more. For anyone stuck on the perception that art - and especially
Minimalism - is stuffy, Painting Zero Degree will be a stimulating journey
for the mind and senses. A public opening reception will be held Friday,
September 22 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Painting Zero Degree is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by
Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, a non-profit traveling
exhibition service specializing in contemporary art. Guest curator for this
exhibition is Carlos Basualdo. The exhibition, tour, and catalog are made
possible, in part, by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts, and with additional support from the Austrian Cultural
Institute, New York, and the ICI Independents.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, a group of progressive artists in Europe
and the United States developed new approaches to art which
disregarded all traditional notions of what constitutes a painting. Robert
Ryman, John McCracken, Daniel Buren, and Niele Toroni, among others,
began making art by focusing on one or two of paintings various
components, from individual brushstrokes to the texture of the canvas
beneath the paint and the individual colors. These artists may be said to
have viewed art from only inches away.