Carl Andre

 ( 1935, Quincy, États-Unis)

Born 1935 in Quincy, USA.

Education

1941-1950
Quincy public schools, USA

1951-1953
Phillips Academy, Andover, USA

Awards

2014
Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Prize

1984
Guggenheim Fellowship
Carl Andre's works are first of all sculptures. They say so clearly. Their goal is visibly that of relegating statuary to the "dustbin of history" or, at least, to a distant past beyond the reach of any hoped-for "revival". These sculptures also develop horizontally. They are mostly made of flat modules - steel or copper plates, lead bricks - laid and aligned on the floor of the display area. They impose their materiality in an almost tactile way. They literally, therefore, consign traditional sculpture, statuary - always erected, upright, mounted, phallic - to a state of collapse and obsolescence emptying it of any relevant meaning outside ideological meanings disqualifying is as "sculpture" - according to the criteria of modernity. Carl Andre folds and unfolds his works in line with the laws and the yoke of horizontality. He subjects them to a kind of approach where the vision of them, when one walks alongside or tramples on them, combines with walking: walking that measures them, gauging their thickness, their weight. And experiencing their materiality.

Thus unfolds an endless questioning of sculpture and what can qualify as such. When elements like wood and stone, especially, rise from the ground in infinite postulated alignments, it is the absence of a pedestal that provides answers calling up these questions. We recall that Carl Einstein distinguished African sculpture from Western sculpture by highlighting the fact that it only rarely made use of a pedestal. And, like Robert Morris, the author of an academic work on pedestals in the work of Brancusi, Carl Andre has pondered the example of the Romanian sculptor, continuing horizontally the latter's infinite possibility of vertical extension in Unending column. Keen on mathematics, he arranges his "constructivist" alignments in one direction, like lines of bricks or chains of particles. Mathematics can be said to run always alongside poetry, music, or mysticism. It is necessary in this respect to recall that Carl Andre was strongly impressed by the Neolithic monument of Stonehenge. We then bump into one of the apparent contradictions of Minimal Art. It allows us to highlight a feature common to the latest avant-garde movements: the predilection for a systematic repetition of a pattern, structure or module. How not to think here of the heroic figures in the musical field: John Cage, Philip Glass, La Monte Young.

Bernard Ceysson
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Sculptures, Matters, Materials, Textures..., Offsite
September 10 - October 16, 2016


Solo shows

2016
Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958 - 2010, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Restitución y resistencia: Carl Andre, 1972-2015, Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile

2015
Carl Andre In His Times, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
A Friendship: Carl Andre's Works on Paper from the LeWitt Collection,The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, USA
Carl Andre: Poems 1958-1969, Museum Zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958 - 2010, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, USA travelling to Museo Renia Sofia, Madrid, Spain

2013
Carl Andre, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

2012
Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Rise, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2011
Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
Carl Andre, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany ; traveling to Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy
Travertine/ Basalt, Sadie Coles Gallery, London, Untied-Kingdom

2010
9 x 54 Napoli Rectangle, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

2009
Tin Works, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Tin, Sadie Coles HQ, London, United Kingdom

2008
Western Red Cedar, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Al C Cu Fe Pb Sn, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
CuAl, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Copper/Iron, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy
Iron, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Carl Andre, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Zinc, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Timber Works Copper Works, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre: 40 Jahre bei Konrad Fischer, Konrad Fischer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Early works on paper 1958 - 1966, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
Hommage à Chillida, Kunst Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany
Poetry, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

2006
Passport & Poetry, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Pythagorean Sculptures, Tschudi Gallery Glarus, Switzerland
Carl Andre, Sadie Coles HQ, London, United-Kingdom
Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

2005
Black Wholes, Kusthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Carl Andre, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

2004
Black White Carbon Tin, Sadie Coles HQ, London, United-Kingdom
Lament for the Children, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France
Works from Glarus, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Graphite, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Poésie 1960-2000, Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Switzerland

2003
Poems, Yucatan 1972, Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka, Japan
Copper Timber, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

2002
Carl Andre, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
Ingots: Wood, Words, Aluminum, Paula Cooper Gallery, USA
Poems, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Poems, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Words & Small Fields, Sadie Coles HQ, London, United-Kingdom

2000
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United-Kingdom
Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
Small Sculptures, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

1999
Lament for the Children, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

1998
Alfonso Artiaco, Pozzuoli, Italy
Western Red Cedar, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carl Andre - New Work, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, United-Kingdom
Carl Andre: New Work, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
Carl Andre - Selected Works, Galerie Tanit, Münich, Germany

1997
Typewriter Drawings and Blue Cut Trials, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Oeuvre Poétique: Carl Andre, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
Musée de Marseille, Marseille, France
Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
Ace Gallery, New York, USA
Passport 1960, Yucatan 1972, Galerie Arnaud Lefèbvre, Paris, France

1996
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carl Andre Sculptor: Works 1958-1995, Krefeld Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany ; traveling to Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Carl Andre Sculptor: 1996, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United-Kingdom
Bonnefantemuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Carl Andre Syningarsalur, Exhibition Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sand/Lime Instar, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

1994
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Words, 1958-1972, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993
Carl Andre, Tautover, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France
Maze & Snares of Minimalism, Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
WORDS, 1960 - 1980, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York USA ; travelled to Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1992
Quincy Granite, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Ten Sculptures in the Shape of a Pair, Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium
Carl Andre: Recent Sculpture, Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, USA
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

1991
Extraneous Roots, Cloister of the Carmelites, Frankfürt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Skulptur & Poesi, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soro, Denmark
Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bismuth Cadmium Indium, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, United-Kingdom

1990
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

1989
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, United-Kingdom
Words as Poems, Matter as Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Brownian Stillness, Galeria Edurne, Madrid, Spain

1988
Roaring Forties, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain ; travelled to Espacio Parque Pignatelli, Museo Pablo Gargallo, Zaragoza, Spain
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, USA
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium
Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece

1987
Carl Andre, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Carl Andre, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Carl Andre, Museo d'arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Italy
Revel (For KF), Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

1986
Belgian Blue Limestone, Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium
Belgian Blue Limestone, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

1985
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Travertino, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
La Voie Lactée/The Milky Way, Kunstraum München e.V, Münich, Germany
Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carl Andre, Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

1984
Carl Andre, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, USA
Carl Andre, Richland College, Dallas, USA
Carl Andre, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carl Andre, Galleria Primo Piano, Rome, Italy
Carl Andre, Galerie im Kornerpark, Berlin Neukolln, Germany
Carl Andre, Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, USA
Carl Andre, Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium
Carl Andre, Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin, Germany

1983
Range Works, Konrad Fischer, Zürich, Switzerland
For Eva Hesse, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Heath Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Carl Andre, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Carl Andre, Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
Carl Andre, Le Coin du Miroir, Dijon, France
Carl Andre, The Clocktower, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, USA
Flow, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Carl Andre, Plus-Kern, Brussels, Belgium

1982
Carl Andre, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carl Andre, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Carl Andre, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Carl Andre, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Carl Andre, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA
Carl Andre, Hans Mayer, Basel, Switzerland
Carl Andre, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA

1981
Carl Andre, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Seagram Plaza, New York, USA
Uncarved Blocks, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Carl Andre, Anthony d'Offay, London, United-Kingdom
Carl Andre, Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh, United-Kingdom
Carl Andre, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

1980
Carl Andre, Cornish Institute of Arts, Seattle, USA
Carl Andre, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Carl Andre, Lopoukhine Nayduch Gallery, Boston, USA
Carl Andre, David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Carl Andre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Carl Andre, Portland State University, USA
Carl Andre, Gallery Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

1979
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Glenbow Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, USA
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, USA
ACA Gallery, SAIT, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1978
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United-Kingdom
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, USA
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, New York, USA
Art Agency Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Ace Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1977
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, USA
Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, New York, USA

1976
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA
The Clocktower, New York, USA
Installation of Prime Terrane, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, USA
Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, USA
John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Barbara Cusack Gallery, Houston, USA
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

1975
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United-Kingdom
John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Barbara Cusack Gallery, Houston, USA
Lisson Gallery, London, United-Kingdom
Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, Rome, Italy
Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, New York, USA
Ace Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1974
Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ace Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1973
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, USA
Thayer Academy, Braintree, USA
Projects Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Max Protetch Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Gian Enzo Sperone, Torino, Italy

1972
Friends of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Dallas, USA
Lisson Gallery, London, United-Kingdom
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

1971
The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Dwan Gallery, New York, USA
Locksley-Shea Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Münich, Germany

1970
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1969
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dwan Gallery, New York, USA
Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, Torino, Italy

1968
Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Münich, Germany
Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Irving Blum Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1967
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Dwan Gallery, New York, USA
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

1966
Tibor de Nagy, New York, USA

1965
Tibor de Nagy, New York, USA

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