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1. An exhibition comprised of a seminal group of minimalist and post-minimalist artists’ works that demonstrate conceptually robust reduction of both form and content

2. Featuring Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Simon Hantaï, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Richard Nonas, Carol Rama, Robert Ryman, and Bernar Venet

Kasmin is pleased to announce Elemental, an exhibition comprised of minimalist and post-minimalist painting and sculpture that lays bare the foundational components of these consecutive 20th-century movements. Spanning 1963–1981, each work in the exhibition demonstrates a conceptually robust reduction of both form and content, drawing renewed attention to the nuances of the artistic process, the visceral potential of materials, and the organizational structure of a composition. By way of geometric abstraction, singular motifs, monochromatic palettes and the embracing of repetition, this seminal group of artists eschewed the gestural individualism of mid-century Abstract Expressionism and paved the way for a new understanding of art-making.

Featured in the exhibition are significant works by Carl Andre (b. 1935), Daniel Buren (b. 1938), Simon Hantaï (1922-2008), François Morellet (1926-2016), Olivier Mosset (b. 1944), Richard Nonas (b. 1936), Carol Rama (1918-2015), Robert Ryman (1930-2019), and Bernar Venet (b. 1941.)