These works bundle, droop, and ooze: they appear to be malleable forms that have been made permanent. Beginning in the 1960s, the artists seen here embraced a hands-on approach to sculpting and traditional metalwork techniques such as welding and casting. They responded to the specific properties of each material and the unpredictable effects of the process, creating works that show the trace of their making. Through the use of organic forms, the recording of movement, and a preference for human scale, their work alluded to the political climate of their time: the Vietnam War, feminism, and the Civil Rights Movement.
- MoMA, Floor 4, 400
9 works online
Lynda BenglisAmerican, born 194126 exhibitions, 18 works online
Louise BourgeoisAmerican, born France. 1911–201077 exhibitions, 3,039 works online
Barbara Chase-RiboudAmerican, born 19395 exhibitions, 4 works online
Melvin EdwardsAmerican, born 193715 exhibitions, 10 works online
Jackie WinsorAmerican, born Canada 194124 exhibitions, 4 works online