Published by Mousse Publishing. Foreword by Suzanne Cotter, Aurélie Voltz. Text by Jeffrey Weiss, Caroline A. Jones, Simone Forti, Bernard Ceysson, Alexandre Quoi, Courtney Fiske, Robert Morris.
Here, iconic minimalist Robert Morris’ (1931-2018) sculptural works are reproduced alongside essays by three renowned scholars, personal accounts by dancer Simone Forti and three essays by Morris himself.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Saretto Cincinelli.
Documenting the first exhibition dedicated to American conceptualist Robert Morris (1931-2018) since his death, Monumentum 2015-2018 presents a series of works produced in the final years of the artist’s life.
Both series are comprised of sculptures depicting human figures: the first, MOLTINGSEXOSKELETONSSHROUDS, are made of Belgian linen soaked in resin and placed over models to take on their form; the second series, Boustrophedons, consists of works rendered in carbon fiber, and were exhibited respectively in 2015 and 2017 at the Castelli Gallery in New York. The spatial design of the two series as they were exhibited at the Galleria Nazionale of Rome was agreed with Morris himself before his death.
Morris’ last sculptural works mark a shift in his formal vocabulary, free from the imperatives of order and abstraction typical of the American avant-garde of his time.
Published by Spector Books. Edited by Gregor Stemmrich.
Robert Morris’ sculptural installation Hearing includes an audio recording of a fictitious hearing that is focussed on the aesthetic, political, historical and moral views of a witness. The work is taken as a point of departure. Investigations relating to the various issues involved will take works of other artists into consideration. Hearing appears today as a piece of literature. Gregor Stemmrich edited and commented Hearing by Robert Morris in English for the first time.