The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 25, 2015

Full House - The Kouri Collection and Minimalist Adventures in America Opens
Robert Morris, Untitled (Brown Felt), 1973, felt, dimensions variable, Photo: Petri Virtanen.
HELSINKI.- Full House – The Kouri Collection and Minimalist Adventures in America presents artworks from the giants of Minimalism. Occupying two floors in Kiasma, the show traces paths spawned by minimalism from the late 1960s to the present. The works are made from an eclectic range of materials, including aspirin, milk, marble and light.

The ideas for minimalism first emerged among a generation of young artists in New York in the early 1960s. Artists such as Donald Judd, Robert Morris and Dan Flavin shared an aspiration to find an objective style of expression. They wanted to avoid self-expression by using repeating geometric forms and industrial ready-made materials.

According to minimalists, art did not need to represent or imitate any reality external to itself. The essence lay in the materials, form, structure and scale of the work itself. Central to minimalism was the placement of artworks in space and how they transform that space and our notions of it. Minimalism can in fact be seen as having radically altered our ways of looking at and experiencing art.

Younger artists today are aware of minimalism, while also playing with its classics. Externally, their works may adhere to precisely the same, stringently geometrical forms as minimalist works, yet the content is new, shifting the focus toward subjective emotions, opinions and standpoints. They also play with materials: industrial steel and wood panel have in the hands of the younger generation been replaced with the most varied of substances, from liquorice to aspirin.

Artists in the Full House exhibition stress the importance of the spectator. The key concept is the placement of the work in space, and how viewers perceive themselves in the space altered thereby. James Turrell uses immaterial light to create illusions. Another artist who explores the potential of light and space is Olafur Eliasson, whose art revolves around the viewer’s subjective perceptions. The piece by Felix Gonzalez-Torres consists of countless liquorice candies set out on the floor in a rectangle. Viewers are free to take one of the candies with them.

The artists in the exhibition are: Ricci Albenda, Francis Alÿs, Walter De Maria, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Koo Jeong-A, Donald Judd, Jannis Kounellis, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Long, Robert Longo, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Roman Opalka, John Pilson, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella, and James Turrell.

The exhibition comprises 27 works of art, 13 of which are on loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The works on display include 13 pieces from the Kouri Collection in Kiasma and one from Dr Pentti Kouri’s current collection of contemporary art. The Full House exhibition was compiled by a team of curators, including Leevi Haapala, Arja Miller and Marja Sakari.

Today's News

October 17, 2008

The Cobra Museum Celebrates Sixty Years of the Foundation of the CoBrA Movement

Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples Opens at Art Gallery of South Australia

Recollections - Philip Jones Griffiths Photography Exhibition

Full House - The Kouri Collection and Minimalist Adventures in America Opens

Akron Art Museum To Receive Major Donation of Vogel Works

Welcoming the Rijksmuseum with Indian Miniatures in the Van Gogh Museum

Ruth Weisberg: Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image Opens

Glen Gentele Appointed President and CEO of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Louise Blouin Institute Presents Wang Guangyi: Cold War Aesthetics

The Drawing Center Presents Magnusson Grossman: Furniture and Lighting

Scope London Art Fair Opens at Lord's Cricket Ground

This Is War! Robert Capa at Work Opens at Barbican Art Gallery, London

Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Inaugural Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellows

Hamra Abbas, Adventures of the Woman in Black at Green Cardamom

The Free Art Fair Opens in London

Pivot Points: Turkey England Turkey - New Photography by Helen Sheehan

Indianapolis Museum of Art To Establish Conservation Science Laboratory

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

2.- Conceptual artist David Ireland's restored home at 500 Capp Street to open in January 2016

3.- After last month's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, century-old Kaiser Library left in ruins

4.- Team of American explorers say pirate Captain Kidd's treasure found off Madagascar

5.- Christoph Buechel's church-cum-mosque causes controversy at Venice Biennale

6.- World's oldest complete example of 10 Commandments on rare display in Israel

7.- Go West: Artists flee exorbitant and over-crowded New York for Los Angeles

8.- All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor opens

9.- Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art explores Yoko Ono's groundbreaking early work

10.- Tsibi Geva presents a new installation for the Israeli pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site