Procedures & Materials

Curatorial text for Collectionair: "Procedures & Materials"

Procedures & Materials, Collectionair, 2017

Procedures & Materials, Collectionair, 2017

Published in Collectionair, 24 May 2017


24 May 2017 - 24 July 2017

In the mid-1960s, process became a marked theme within the history of art. Rooted in the Dada movement and Abstract Expressionism, materials, procedures and facture began to take precedence over the final work. Eschewing the fabricated modular units of Minimalism, the artworks intentionally left exposed traces of their creation. Echoing the common refrain ‘it’s the journey, not the destination,’ Procedures & Materials follows in this tradition, investigating new processes in art. The exhibition brings together twenty-seven works by five international contemporary artists whose practices emphasize the interaction between maker and medium.

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