Collection

Donald Judd incident #3
Michael Stevenson

1995

Michael Stevenson
b.
1964
Title:
Donald Judd incident #3
Production date:
1995
Accession No:
97/15
Measurements:
760 x 1045 x 25mm
Media:
Mixed media on paper

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

There are a number of artists around the world who have critiqued the 1960s North American art movement of minimalism. This abstract and often monumental art was supposedly free of interpretation and meaning. More recently though, critics have read into its monumental qualities, hard blank surfaces and abillity to dominate space a kind of masculinist agenda.

Michael Stevenson is also working in this territory, but he plays instead on the political underpinnings of the Minimalist position. His exquisitely crafted black and white drawings in pastel and other media reinvent familiar Minimalist works as sites for both 'legitimate' and subversive political activity.

'Donald Judd incident #4' shows Patty Hearst and an armed, stocking-masked associate making their way stealthily through a famous installation by major American sculptor Donald Judd