Sol LeWitt @ Mass MOCA
We got out to North Adams to see the big Sol LeWitt exhibit at Mass MOCA this weekend. Sol LeWitt was one of the founders of Conceptualism and Minimalism in the 60’s. He did work in a number of different styles, but this exhibit focuses on his wall drawings. These are works which are created directly on the wall and then destroyed at the end of the exhibit. He compared his work on these to that of a composer creating symphony. He would create a set of instructions that other people would execute. Sometimes the instructions are very detailed.
Other times they leave more room for interpretation.
The scale of some of the pieces is breathtaking, …
… and yet the details are amazing:
An amazing amount of work went into putting this exhibit together. It covers three floors of one of the large mill buildings at Mass MOCA. Something like 65 artists spent months creating all of the pieces. This is what it looked like while they were working.
They plan to keep the exhibit in place for 25 years, so you have plenty of time to get there are see it. And you really should see it.