Michael Olijnyk and Barbara Luderowski. All photos: Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh/John Charley Since the Mattress Factory’s founding in Pittsburgh in 1977, by sculptor Barbara Luderowski (the current director), the institution has grown immensely both in size and national outreach.
Eduardo Chillida was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 1998. For a full list of Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, click here. The Basque Liberties Plaza, 1980. Reinforced concrete and steel.
Rei Naito, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Matthew Ngui, and Christine Hill discuss the summer’s art events and the artists’ attempts to bridge the gap between object and viewer. Technology was rife in this summer’s big three European exhibitions-the Venice Biennale, documenta X, and Sculpture Projects Münster-but several young artists seemed intent upon interpersonal transactions with their audience,
Carolee Thea Interviews Curator Kasper König Kasper König is the curator of Sculpture Projects Münster ’97, along with Klaus Bussmann. The team also directed Sculpture Projects Münster in 1987. König attended the Courtauld Institute of London University for Art History from 1963 to 1964 and the New School for Social Research for anthropology in 1965.
For the generation of artists born after WWII, Marcel Broodthaers was a hard act to follow. He irrevocably changed the process for viewing and understanding art. Today, young Belgian artists are adapting his strategies. Although he produced art for only 12 years, the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers initiated a critique of post-war Modernist art practice