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On View: Other Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum

In 1966, the Jewish Museum debuted Primary Structures, the first large scale American exhibition featuring sculptures created in a style now known as Minimalism.

'First Structure' by Rasheed Araeen, 1966-67 (Photo: Aicon Gallery, New York, © Rasheed Araeen)

‘First Structure’ by Rasheed Araeen, 1966-67 (Photo: Aicon Gallery, New York, © Rasheed Araeen)

A radical new approach to sculpture tied to a decade devoted to cultural radicalism, the show introduced a new style of presenting objects in relation to space. Nearly fifty years later, the museum is revisiting the success of its ground-breaking exhibition in Other Primary Structures.

The original exhibition focused on artists based in Britain and America. Other Primary Structures re-examines Minimalism from a larger global perspective and the artists who are synonymous with the movement. It is presented in two parts. Others 1 concentrates on works from Latin America completed within a timeline prior to or simultaneous with mid 1960s. Others 2 features work from Asia created between 1967 to 1970.

Other Primary Structures is on view at the Jewish Museum. Other 1 runs from March 14-May 18, 2014 and Other 2 runs from May 25-August 3, 2014.

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