MINUS SPACE, Brookyln, NY
"It includes everything I like: artist couples, an international dialogue and exchange of ideas, the merging of art and design, etc."
Anni und Josef Albers:
Begegnung mit Lateinamerika
Anni and Josef Albers: Encounter with Latin America
"It's a book that I just received as a gift from an artist colleague based in Berlin, the subject of which I believe is highly appropriate for both our audiences. It includes everything I like: artist couples, an international dialogue and exchange of ideas, the merging of art and design, etc."
from Hatja Canta Verlag:
"Featuring letters and manuscripts by Anni and Josef Albers, this catalogue is the first to document the influence of Central and South America on the work of this couple's work.
It argues that their art would not have been conceivable without their encounter with the southern continent. Anni Albers’ weavings, drawings, and painted studies demonstrate her in-depth knowledge of pre-Columbian textiles. Similarly, the paintings and photographs by Josef Albers testify to the way he developed his special sense of color in Mexico, and how he continued to further inform his own independent concept of photography."
MINUS SPACE is a platform for reductive art on the international level. Reductive art is generally characterized by its use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic or limited color, geometry and pattern, repetition and seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor. Reductive art is inclusive and pluralistic in its approach, including geographic location, age, gender, medium, artistic strategy, and content of work.
In addition to our comprehensive web site, we operate a gallery in Brooklyn where we mount solo and group exhibitions of pioneering emerging and established American and international artists. Our gallery is the only venue of its kind in the United States, and one of only a handful of comparable spaces on the international level dedicated to reductive art.