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The Dia Art Foundation was founded in 1974 to initiate, promote and preserve major projects by artists. It also oversees several site-specific installations as Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field (1977) in New Mexico, and Dan Flavin's untitled (1996), M ... more
Associate Professor of Art History
Deputy Director and Chief Curator
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Institute of Fine Arts
The works selected considered the claim ...
The works selected considered the claim made by the art historian and chief curator of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, James Meyer, a scholar of Minimalism. Meyer described the 1960s movement surrounding minimalism as one mainly characterized by a pared down, unexpressive, distilled sensibility that is also a complex artistic movement with contrasting practices, non-iconic, non-hierarchical strategies, and one with a bridging relation to postmodernity. Thus, while Meyer championed American artists like Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Anne Truitt of the Post War second generation New York art scene, Vali and Dutta look toward an alternative parallel by contemporary artists from South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
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