This is the first exhibition in Spain dedicated to US artist Ad Reinhardt, considered a key figure in the development of minimalism and conceptual art. It’s on at the headquarters of the Fundación Juan March in Madrid.
The exhibition is organised around two sections based on the title, which is Ad Reinhardt’s own definition of art. The first (“Art is art...”) centres on his visual artwork, which leads to a radical renunciation of any external reference. The second section (“...Everything else is everything else”) presents documentary material resulting from his work as a teacher, an illustrator and an essayist writing on art history and criticism, artists and institutions within the art world. In all, 47 paintings and drawings are on display, plus 71 books, magazines, pamphlets and other documentary material.
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