MASS MoCA: SOL LEWITT WALL DRAWING 1211
So it's clear from some of the questions we've been getting that not everyone knows who Sol Lewitt is (or was: he died in 2007 after having planned this show in detail). Well, shame on you if you don't know. Call him a conceptual artist or a minimalist if you must, but really, most of those labels are silly and don't have much meaning if you haven't seen the work. And the work? There are the sculptures and the works on paper but here we've been showing his wall drawings, or versions of his wall drawings anyway. We say versions since they're never exactly the same from show to show: each of the drawings begins as a set of instructions or a simple diagram that's then executed by someone else—in this case a small army of someones working for six months. Good thing the show will be up for 25 years else all that effort might have seemed a total fucking waste. For more on the show and on Lewitt, click on this link to visit the retrospective's website. Above are a pair of shots ofWall Drawing 1211. And, really, do yourself a favor and get to the museum to see the show at some point in the coming decades. What the hell else are you going to be doing?