Robert Morris from the MGLC Collection

11. 9.-3. 11. 2013

Pentagonal Tower, Ljubljana Castle

Robert Morris from the MGLC Collection; From the 1961–1967 Notebooks (2003), 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2013, installation view of the accompanying exhibition at the Pentagonal Tower (Ljubljana Castle).

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The exhibition again presented the works of Robert Morris From the 19611967 Notebooks kept in the collection of the International Centre of Graphic Arts. They were created as a site-specific installation as part of the production of the 25th Biennial of Graphic Arts in 2003, and were exhibited for the first time in the atrium of the National Museum of Slovenia. The nature of the artwork requires a very specific environment to come to life, as its ability to communicate requires a different way of reading. Its form is reminiscent of a notebook, allowing the viewer to wander freely between its pages. After the exhibition, the artist donated all fourteen “pages” of the notebook to the collection of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

Robert Morris was an American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He is considered one of the most important contemporary artists as well as theoreticians of minimalism. He also made an important contribution to the development of performance art, land art and installation art. The presented work From the 1961–1967 Notebooks showed reproductions of drawings from the artist’s notebooks made during the aforementioned years. Most of these sketches were never realised or were realised only partially. A selection of the “pages” was exhibited at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn in 2011 in the Mapping exhibition organised by the International Centre of Graphic Arts at the invitation of the Tallinn Print Triennial.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec.