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Robert Morris. Talk between Jeffrey Weiss and Bernard Ceysson


Mudam Auditorium
Within the framework of the exhibition

Robert Morris. The Perceiving Body

Prior to the opening of the Robert Morris exhibition at Mudam (18h00), Bernard Ceysson (Ceysson & Bénétière Wandhaff) will discuss with Jeffrey Weiss (curator of the exhibition) the importance of the artist in today‘s art world.

In English and French.
Free entry.
No booking required.

Robert Morris (b. 1931, Kansas City, Missouri; d. 2018, Kingston, New York) is a major figure in the history of Minimal, Postminimal and Conceptual Art. He was also a prominent critical voice during this period, making a significant contribution to the theoretical discourse of art after 1960. His first exhibition at the Green Gallery in 1963 marked the emergence of Minimalism, a movement brought to broad public attention in the survey exhibition Primary Structures, presented at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1966, where Morris’s work was shown with sculptures by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt, among others. Morris also made important contributions to the development of Land Art, Process Art, performance, and avant-garde film. Most recently, his works have been the subject of large-scale monographic exhibitions at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (2011); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2009); Tate Modern, London (2009); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2002); and Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2000).

Jeffrey Weiss is an independent curator and critic. He has been Senior Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010–18); Director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York (2007–2008); and Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2007–2008). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, a position he has held since 2008. Weiss has organized major exhibitions of the work of On Kawara, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, and Robert Morris, amongst others. A frequent contributor to Artforum, he is the editor and author of several books, including Robert Morris: Object Sculpture, 1960–1965 (2014). He lives and works in New York.

Jeffrey Weiss