NAHUM TEVET, "WORKS ON GLASS, 1972-1975", CURATED BY THIERRY DE DUVE AT HUNTER COLLEGE ART GALLERIES, NEW YORK
Curator Thierry de Duve was a guest of the Outset Bialik Residency in July 2016. During his residency de Duve worked on his research towards Israeli artist Nahum Tevet's exhibition at the Hunter College Art Galleries, and the publishing of the exhibition catalogue.
Thierry de Duve is a Belgian professor of modern and contemporary art history, and an internationally-recognised historian, critic and theorist of art who focuses on the questions modern art poses to philosophical aesthetics. His English-language publications include Pictorial Nominalism, Kant after Duchamp, Clement Greenberg Between the Lines, Look—100 Years of Contemporary Art, and Sewn In the Sweatshops of Marx: Beuys, Warhol, Klein, Duchamp.
The exhibition "Works on glass, 1972-1975" presents an important and under-recognized series from the artist’s oeuvre. This exhibition will provide a critical examination of this series in relationship with the broader art historical context of global conceptualism and minimalism dominant in the late 1960s and 1970s. Tevet’s works on glass are both unique and perfectly in tune with the experiments conducted internationally by the most advanced artists of their time. They are radically modernist in every sense: uncompromising, experimental, and taking their own conventions as their subject matter.
Exhibition: September - November 2016.