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"Agnes Martin: Unknown Territory"
2005-04-14 until 2005-11-07
USA United States
Dia Art Foundation announces exhibitions and programming at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries for 2005. A new phase in Dia‚s retrospective of works by Agnes Martin will be on view beginning April 14. Dia's retrospective of works by Agnes Martin enters its second phase with "unknown territory". While part one, "going forward into unknown territory", concentrated on Martin's formative years 1957 to 1960, within the decade that she spent in New York City (1957 to 1967), part two continues a study of that decade, focusing now on the mid-1960s with her signature grid paintings.
Shown in the diffused natural light of Dia's galleries, this exhibition makes available classic works rarely seen due to their fragility and rarity. Closing November 7, 2005, "unknown territory" will be followed in December 2005 by an installation of paintings from the years 1974 to 1979. This retrospective of Martin's work will continue in installments over the next three years.
Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation's museum in the Hudson Valley, presents a distinguished collection of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, the museum occupies a 300,000-square-foot former Nabisco box-printing facility, which was renovated by Dia with artist Robert Irwin and architect OpenOffice.
Dia:Beacon's expansive galleries comprise 240,000 square feet of naturally illuminated exhibition space. The museum presents a range of works by a focused group of some of the most significant artists of the last half century, including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, Michael Heizer, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Imi Knoebel, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Andy Warhol, and Lawrence Weiner.