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Catalogues on Display! Robert Morris

Robert Morris (1931 - 2018) is a key figure in the history of art after 1960. His exhibition at Mudam, entitled Robert Morris. The Perceiving Body is organized as a constellation of seven discrete rooms, each containing a single installation or a group of related objects, dating from the 60s and 70s.

The catalogue of the exhibition (which is on display at Mudam until 24 may 2020), which was co-published by Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole and Mousse Publishing, includes not only essays by the artist himself, but also essays about his work by the exhibition curator, Jeffrey Weiss, by Caroline A. Jones and by Simone Forti as well as an interview between Bernard Ceysson and Alexandre Quoi on the presence of Morris' works in Saint-Etienne.

An extract from the catalogue is available just down below:
Mirroring Morris: Reflections, Space, and Movement Around 1969
Caroline A. Jones


Robert Morris

Robert Morris (b.1931, Kansas City, Missouri; d. 2018, Kingston, New York). Major exhibitions of his work include his installation at the Green Gallery, New York (1965), as well as solo shows at the Whitney Museum (1970), the Tate Gallery (1971) and the Guggenheim, New York (1994). Recently, his work has been exhibited at Leo Castelli, New York (2008); Sprüth Magers Lee, London (2005); Tate Modern, London; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2009); Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencià (2011); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013); Mart Museum, Trento (2016).

Caroline A. Jones

Caroline A. Jones is Professor in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture at MIT. She studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on its technological modes of production, distribution, and reception, and on its interface with sciences such as physics and biology. Jones has also worked as a curator, notably at MIT’s List Visual Art Center, where her exhibitions included Sensorium (2006), Video Trajectories (2007), and Hans Haacke 1967 (2011). Her publications include Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist (1996/98), Picturing Science, Producing Art (as co-editor, 1998), Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art (as editor, 2006), Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (2005/08), Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense (as co-editor, 2016), and The Global Work of Art (2016). Her current research collaboration with historian of science Peter Galison examines patterns of occlusion and political contestation in seeing and unseeing the Anthropocene.

Bibliographic notice

Title: Robert Morris : The Perceiving Body
Complete title: Robert Morris : The Perceiving Body / Jeffrey Weiss ; with contributions by Bernard Ceysson ... [et al.] ; and selected essays by Robert Morris
Contributors: Jeffrey Weiss, Bernard Ceysson, Robert Morris, Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg), Musée d'art moderne (Saint-Etienne).
Publisher Luxembourg: Mudam
Creation d
ate: 2020
Format: 216 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Languages: English / French
Identifier : ISBN 978-88-6749-408-8
Note : „This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition «Robert Morris: the perceiving body»“, curator: Jeffrey Weiss, Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, February 8, 2020 - April 26, 2020, coordination: Clément Minighetti, assisted by Sarah Beaumont, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint- Étienne Métropole, June 6, 2020 - September 27, 2020, coordination: Alexandre Quoi, assisted by Matthieu Mas.“
Sujects : Robert Morris, Expositions, Sculpture américaine, Expositions, Art conceptuel, Installations (Art)
Bibliographie nationale : Arts. Applied Arts. Photography
Dewey Classification: Plastic arts ; sculpture
Indice Dewey : 730.97


Wade Guyton is known for his digital paintings on canvas using scanners and digital inkjet technology. He's been one of Robert Morris’ students at Hunter College, where he followed an MFA programme from 1996 to 1998. Being more than just a teacher, Guyton describes him as a mentor and important figure in the development of his own practice. An important figure in the history of American sculpture after the Second World War, Morris was a chief proponent of Minimal, Postminimal and Conceptual art.

Follow the link to listen to the conversation.

@ Mudam Luxembourg – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg
With: Wade Guyton and Suzanne Cotter