From Mnemosyne to Clio. The Mirror to the Labyrinth (1998-1999-2000)

The Robert Morris retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1995 was not able to show “everything” of the mobile, deliberately contradictory work, in constant mutation, of this American artist. It is true that at the end of the 1990s, the French public was already far from totally ignorant of Morris’s career, but the theoretician of Minimal Art and inventor of the Antiform still masked the existence of the inveterate experimenter. The Musée d’art Contemporain has decided to do something about this incomplete perception of Robert Morris’s work, by handing over to him an entire floor of the museum each summer for three years running (1998, 1999, 2000). This has allowed him to do what, to his eyes, is more important still than the coherence of his past work, namely “to continue to work”.

cm 12 x 17; pp. 276; 110 COL; hardcover. Publisher: Skira, Milano, 2004.

ISBN: 9788881187485| 8881187485

ID: AM-9885

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The Robert Morris retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1995 was not able to show “everything” of the mobile, deliberately contradictory work, in constant mutation, of this American artist. It is true that at the end of the 1990s, the French public was already far from totally ignorant of Morris’s career, but the theoretician of Minimal Art and inventor of the Antiform still masked the existence of the inveterate experimenter. The Musée d’art Contemporain has decided to do something about this incomplete perception of Robert Morris’s work, by handing over to him an entire floor of the museum each summer for three years running (1998, 1999, 2000). This has allowed him to do what, to his eyes, is more important still than the coherence of his past work, namely “to continue to work”.

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