Dia Art Foundation will organize the first North American retrospective of the work of Carl Andre (American, b. 1935) who is credited with redefining the parameters of abstract sculpture. The exhibition will mark the most comprehensive presentation of Andre’s work in the United States since 1970.
The retrospective will comprise a broad range of sculpture made over the past fifty years, including the artist’s emblematic floor and corner pieces, highlighting Andre’s radical use of standardized units of industrial material such as timber planks, concrete blocks, and metal plates, among others. It will also feature a vast selection of Andre’s poems, which echo and extend his geometric accumulations beyond the three-dimensional realm. The retrospective will be accompanied by a full-color publication, with original essays by the exhibition curators, art historians, and critics.
Co-curated by Yasmil Raymond, Curator, Dia Art Foundation and Philippe Vergne, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, in close collaboration with the artist.