“The idea becomes the machine that makes the art,” wrote Sol LeWitt in 1967. This metaphor describes a concept shared among many international artists, filmmakers, performers, and composers: that the idea was the work of art. Sometimes, the artists in this gallery realized their theories by creating objects. At other times, they documented ephemeral actions in photographs or on video. In still other instances, they made language their subject, producing multiples, publications, posters, and postcards intended to circulate to a mass audience. By emphasizing the context surrounding the creation of the work, these artists addressed various social issues, such as inequality, and race and gender politics.
- MoMA, Floor 4, 415 The David Geffen Galleries
18 works online
Eleanor AntinAmerican, born 193513 exhibitions, 61 works online
Bernd BecherGerman, 1931–200720 exhibitions, 16 works online
Hilla BecherGerman, 1934–201519 exhibitions, 16 works online
André CadereRomanian, born Poland. 1934–19785 exhibitions, 1 work online
Jan DibbetsDutch, born 194117 exhibitions, 44 works online
- There are 19 artists in this collection gallery online.