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Born in February 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Robert Morris is hailed as one of the main innovators in the field of Minimalist sculptureduring the 60's and 70's. To this date he remains committed to experimentation, continuously seeking new materials and techniques in order to extend the boundaries of art and redefine the aesthetic vocabulary. The Blind Time Drawings are a prime example of this. In the 60's he produced the Anti-form sculptures using non-traditional materials such as mesh and industrial felt. Later, Morris worked on outdoor pieces or Earthworks, such as the Grand Rapids Project in Michigan (1974). His explorations with material and forms have included large indoor and outdoor installations with mirrors, granite, marble, video projection and plywood.

 

Morris has held solo exhibitions at such prestigious international institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1970), the Art Institute of Chicago (1980), the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (1986), Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art (1990), and Le Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France (1999). In 1994, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York organized a major retrospective of the artist's work, which was followed in 1995 by retrospectives at the Deichtorhallen Museum in Hamburg and the Musée National d'Art Moderne,Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. 

 

 

 

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