Robert Morris “Para-architectural projects”

Hunter College Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery

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[Image: Robert Morris "Section of a Walled Courtyard" (1971) Ink on paper, 42 x 84 in. Courtesy of Hunter College, The City University of New York. © 2019 The Estate of Robert Morris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Stan Narten]

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Curated by Sarah Watson

In 1971, Robert Morris produced some twenty large, ink-on-paper drawings that as a series reveal an expansive imaginary architectural complex. Many of these drawings were first exhibited in Morris’s 1971 Tate Gallery retrospective, where they were titled Para-architectural projects—observations, exercise courts, aqueducts, courts, concourse, etc. Presented in Robert Morris: Para-architectural projects is a selection of these drawings—some have not been shown for over thirty years, others never-before exhibited. A study of these drawings offers the opportunity to consider how Morris, an alumnus of Hunter College and faculty member for over forty years, might have imagined these works as parts of a “fantasy complex,” which “neither religious nor militaristic…circles around a secular re-entry to time, place and function.”



from October 10, 2019 to December 01, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-10-10 from 19:00 to 21:00


Robert Morris

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