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William Anastasi

One Gallon High Gloss Industrial Enamel, Thrown

1989

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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One Gallon High Gloss Industrial Enamel, Thrown is a description of the artist's process as well as the title for his conceptual work.

Exhibition

William Anastasi: April 15 - July 1, 1989
About The Artist

William Anastasi is one of the founders of both Conceptual and Minimal Art - relevant works were made before the movements were named. These works, starting in 1961, include Relief and Microphone, among the earliest examples of Conceptual Art. Between 1963 and 1966, we have Sink - a clear demonstration of entropy - and Issue and Trespass - important forerunners to an entire class of works involving deconstruction. Sink (which combines his Conceptual and Minimal approaches) and En Route, are among the earliest forays into Minimal Art. Holding that after Duchamp there was no earthly reason why a blind man could not be an artist, his unsighted drawings were also started in 1963. His 1966/67 Six Sites broke the ground for an entire genre of exhibitions under the rubric Site Specific. Underlying his practice is his sense that the only thing that interests him about taste is that it is always changing.

More from this Artist

Untitled (Calisthenic Series)

Trespass

One Gallon High Gloss Industrial Enamel, Poured on an Incision

January 13, 1989, 10 minutes, 6B

April 15, 1989, 32 minutes, 4B

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One Gallon High Gloss Industrial Enamel, Poured on an Incision

April 15, 1989, 32 minutes, 4B

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