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18 East 77th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075
212 249 4470

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24 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
212 249 4470
Works Available By:
Noriko Ambe
Richard Artschwager
Hanne Darboven
Dan Flavin
Jasper Johns
Diana Kingsley
Joseph Kosuth
Roy Lichtenstein
Robert Morris
Bruce Nauman
Claes Oldenburg
Richard Pettibone
Robert Rauschenberg
Edward Ruscha
Keith Sonnier
Mike and Doug Starn
Frank Stella
Cy Twombly
Andy Warhol
Lawrence Weiner

 
Current Exhibition

Joseph Kosuth

'Dot, Point, Period': a Curated Installation by Joseph Kosuth

24 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

April 4, 2019 - July 20, 2019
Castelli Gallery, 24 W 40th Street, is pleased to present ‘Dot, Point, Period’: a Curated Installation by Joseph Kosuth. Since the 1960s, Kosuth has used the “curated installation” as a key conceptual/aesthetic strategy for exploring questions of authorship and the basic nature of art. ‘Dot, Point, Period’ will be the first time such an installation has been displayed in New York City since Kosuth’s seminal, The Brooklyn Museum Collection: The Play of the Unmentionable was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in 1990. ‘Dot, Point, Period’ focuses on the dot or period as a graphic form that marks out a visual space and in so doing defines meaning in both written language and art. By punctuating intervals that delimit thoughts and also indicate moments of rest—pauses for the intake of breath—the period indexes the cadence of oral speech within text. Similarly, in art, the dot, fragment, or stroke registers visual continuities and ruptures that establish significant relationships between the constituent elements of an image. In this respect, the dot-form functions as a useful aid for shaping and coding meaning in both visual and verbal mediums, yet its rules are not essentially fixed in either. When considered independently from the structures of grammar, syntax, or composition, the dot’s semantic value remains indeterminate, awaiting the contextualizing framework of a given text or image. Consequently, the dot’s significance derives from its use, determined by convention and repetition, by what is built through and around it. The dot registers the influence of context in determining the significance of its component forms.

 
Past Exhibitions

Shusaku Arakawa, Ay-O, Robert Morris, Masunobu Yoshimura

1963 - Boxing Match, Revisited 4 Sculptors: Shusaku Arakawa, Ay-O, Robert Morris, Masunobu Yoshimura

18 East 77th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075

March 10, 2019 - May 23, 2019
1963 – Boxing Match, Revisited explores a little-known yet influential exhibition that took place in downtown New York at Gordon’s Fifth Avenue Gallery from February 27 – March 24,1963. The original exhibition featured sculpture by Shusaku Arakawa, Robert Morris, Ay-O and Masunobu Yoshimura. These artists’ paths converged in the early 60s when all four independently relocated to New York City and quickly became immersed in the city’s flourishing avant-garde art scene. Boxing Match emerged out of these artists’ recognition of the formal affinity between their work, which shared a basic box shape. Among the works include in the exhibition were several large, four by eight foot, “coffins” by Arakawa. In a review for Arts Magazine, Donald Judd described these pieces as “Surrealist” “monsters”—lined with pink silk and sporting additions such as “a phallic tail of foam rubber.” These over-the-top coffins contrasted with the understated work of Robert Morris, who debuted his sculptures Column (1961), Untitled (Cloud) (1962), and Box With The Sound of Its Own Making (1961)—works that eventually became defining examples of the Minimal art. Ay-O, was represented in the show by a series of small square boxes titled Square Sun ‘61. The illuminated interiors of these works were pierced with nails, producing a visual effect that resembled rays of sunlight. Yoshimura contributed a group of “columns” and “coffins,” echoing the sculptures of Morris and Arakawa. These work were made of rippled plaster studded with knobs made out jello molds. Although many of the sculptures from the original exhibition have since been destroyed, 1963 – Boxing Match, Revisited will include works by all four artists dating from the 1960s, which exemplify each artist’s distinct set of aesthetic concerns during this period. These pieces will be shown alongside photographs and ephemera related to the 1963 exhibition. Through this presentation, Boxing Match, Revisited aims to excavate this all but forgotten moment in post-war art history, bringing attention to its significance as the first exhibition of Robert Morris’s Minimal works as well as a precedent for the seminal Boxes exhibition held in 1964 at the Dwan Gallery in Los Angeles. Perhaps most importantly, the show highlights the creative exchanges taking place between American and Japanese avant-garde art groups during the 60’s, which were integral to the developments of movements such as Pop, Minimalism, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art. For more information please contact Broc Blegen at broc@castelligallery.com

Diana Kingsley

Kyndle yr Awne ffyre

18 East 77th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075

November 30, 2018 - January 25, 2019

Robert Morris

Banners & Curses

24 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

October 15, 2018 - January 25, 2019

Richard Pettibone

Recent Works

18 East 77th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075

September 12, 2018 - November 21, 2018

Keith Sonnier

Early Concepts / Recent Sculptures

18 East 77th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075

February 23, 2018 - May 25, 2018