Free Tuesday Program

Tuesday, January 06, 2004
The Gallery as Canvas

Date + Time

Tuesday, January 06, 2004
11:00 a.m. - noon

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

In the 1960s, the gallery space came to function as a kind of canvas for artists engaged with Minimalism. By creating artworks in the gallery (or in the natural landscape or city street) rather than in the studio, these artists set the stage for site-specific work and installation. McDowell discusses this work as an early form of institutional critique that often exposed the ideological assumptions of the "white cube."

Participants

Tara McDowell, curatorial associate, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA