Discussion Bound: “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” (1967) and “Sentences on Conceptual Art” (1969) by Sol LeWitt« Back to Events
Second Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Asheville Art Museum
Free with membership or Museum admission
This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Bring your copy of the book, and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break! Unless otherwise noted, books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801) for a 10% discount.
“Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” (1967) and “Sentences on Conceptual Art” (1969) by Sol LeWitt
The artist Sol LeWitt was pivotal in the creation of a new, radical aesthetic in the 1960s that contradicted the reigning Abstract Expressionist school. Uninterested in narrative or descriptive imagery, he instead emphasized the importance of the concept or idea in art, leaving the making of most of his artworks to the hands of others. Outlining his ideas about Conceptual Art, these writings continue to be read and referenced by a younger generation of artists as one of the seminal challenges about what art can be. Moderated by Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager.
Presented in conjunction with Sol LeWitt: Creating Place.
(Please note: These short readings are available online here.)