London 25 February - 25 May 2003
The new gallery will open with an exhibition of work by the late Donald Judd, one of the foremost and acclaimed practioners of Minimal art of the late 1960s and 1970s. In the wake of Abstract Expressionism and its highly subjective, mystical focus, Judd and other Minimalists sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own, rather than as metaphors for human experience. 'A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself,' Judd wrote. 'It shouldn't be concealed as part of a fairly different whole.' The show is curated by Peter Ballantine of the Donald Judd Foundation, and encompasses a broad selection of work from the 60s,70s and 80s. The common link that creates the focus of the show is the colour brown, one of the two most important, and by far...