A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968 is the first large-scale exhibition in America to historically examine the emergence of minimal art in the late 1950s to 1960s. Presenting sculptures, paintings, and photographs produced by 40 influential American artists, the exhibition presents minimal art—one of the most significant art movements of the 20th century—as a constellation of dialectical practices about the structure, form, material, production, and function of the artwork and its relationship to space and to the spectator.
Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Ann Goldstein, A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968 features works by Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Michael Asher, Jo Baer, Robert Barry, Larry Bell, Ronald Bladen, Mel Bochner, John Chamberlain, Judy Chicago, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, Ralph Humphrey, Robert Huot, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Paul Mogensen, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, and Lawrence Weiner.