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Gallery in the Hanover Landesmuseum

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Description: The Sculptural Imagination: Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist
Some time in the late 1950s or early 1960s, in the heyday of high modernist formalism, the painter Ad Reinhardt came up with a statement that enjoyed a remarkable resonance because it was so in tune with long-standing attitudes to sculpture: ‘A definition of sculpture: something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.’ In more traditional gallery installations, the sculptures often do feel a little out of place, either unframed and somewhat awkward intrusions on the viewer’s space …
PublisherYale University Press
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