Tate Modern

Open Systems

01 Jun - 18 Sep 2005

Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, 1963
Museu d'Art Contemporaini, Barcelona, Spain. Gift of the National Comittee and Board of Trustees Whitney Museum of American Art. © DACS 2005
Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970 brings together the work of international artists who radically rethought the object of art in the late 1960s and 1970s. The featured artists sought to connect with the increasingly urgent political developments of the decade and make their work more responsive to the world around them. Building on the structures of Minimalism and Conceptualism, they reacted against art's traditional focus on the object by adopting experimental aesthetic 'systems' across a variety of media including photography, dance, performance, painting, installation, video and film.

The exhibition includes key installations from the period and works by the following artists:

Bas Jan Ader
Carl Andre
John Baldessari
Mel Bochner
Alighiero e Boetti
Marcel Broodthaers
Lygia Clark
Braco Dimitrijevic
Valie Export
Robert Filliou
Gilbert & George
Dan Graham
Hans Haacke
Eva Hesse
Sanja Ivekovic
Joan Jonas
Donald Judd
Ilya Kabakov
Sol LeWitt
Richard Long
Gordon Matta-Clark
Cildo Meireles
Bruce Nauman
Hélio Oiticica
Adrian Piper
Charles Ray
Gerhard Richter
Martha Rosler
Robert Smithson
Andy Warhol

Tags: Bas Jan Ader, Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Braco Dimitrijevic, Valie Export, Robert Filliou, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Sanja Ivekovic, Joan Jonas, Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Mangelos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Bruce Nauman, Hélio Oiticica, Adrian Piper, Charles Ray, Gerhard Richter, Martha Rosler, Robert Smithson, Andy Warhol