Installation views of “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place 1958-2010,” Dia:Beacon, 2014-15.

Carl Andre

Beacon, New York


“Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010,” a full-scale exhibition of sculpture and poetry by the Mini­malist artist, occupied the entire central floor of the Reggio Galleries at Dia:Beacon. It was a large show, with enough space to maintain a feeling of openness and allow the works to imply connections without obfuscating where one began and another ended. Given Andre’s focus on gravity—his die-cut metal grids encompass more floor than wall space—the exhibition design revealed considerable forethought, a layout rather than an installation. In the ’60s and ’70s, when many of these works were made, the concept of an installation was understood as a means toward an end rather than an end in itself, as it later became. …see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.