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Lucas Reiner

Mccleary_randr_email Minimalism, Theatricality and You by Nicholas Grider   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Dan McCleary, Lucas Reiner, and George Stoll at Carl Berg Gallery September 8th, 2007 - October 6th, 2007
Posted 9/9/07

Let me start by paraphrasing the gist of Michael Fried’s famous anti-minimalism jeremiad Art and Objecthood: Fried argues that a minimal form like a cube or a grid of metal squares is essentially theatrical, requiring an audience to be present in order for the work to “function,” and that previous art had an autonomy that meant a given painting still meant something even when you weren’t standing in front of it—in other words, pre-minimalist art was a tree that, when it fell in the forest, did in... [more]

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