The process of specific space: Minimal art generally, Donald Judd’s art particularly

When Donald Judd described the new art as neither painting nor sculpture in his essay ‘Specific Objects’ published in 1965, few appear to have taken him at his word. At best, people understood this to be a new form of art that was both painting and sculpture — a hybrid. This hybrid however, is far …

Overheard Conversation: Sculptural Situations by Gail Hastings

Exhibition 'Overheard conversation' AGNSW 2007 - Gail Hastings

Hastings regards her works as ‘sculptural situations’ rather than as paintings or installations, or even sculptures. Rather than adhering to a pre-existing location, Hastings seeks to craft space—in particular, she seeks to craft an inter-subjective space, a social space of conversation and communication. This is at once a remarkably fraught, ambitious and fascinating enterprise. It …