During the four decades of his career, Sol Lewitt produced more than 1200 wall drawings using a deliberately limited repertoire of lines and geometric shapes to create works of remarkable complexity. Sol Lewitt’s decision to utilize other artists to install his wall drawings in architecturally diverse spaces informs the execution of his works. Like a musical score, his wall drawings play differently each time they are produced.
This documentary takes as its focus the retrospective of the artist’s wall drawings at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened for a 25 year run in November 2008. The exhibition includes 105 works from 1968-2008, installed posthumously, on roughly 40.000 square feet – the most expansive view of Lewitt’s oeuvre in a single space.
Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawings is the first in a HMK series about artist’s processes and will be introduced by former assistant of Lewitt, Wim Starkenburg. During the evening one of Lewitt’s scores will be executed under Wim Starkenburg’s guidance.
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Please note: there is room for 50 people, so first-come, first-served.
Language: English (no subtitles)
Duration: 55 minutes
Entrance: €5 (including a drink)
Doors open: 8 pm