In The Machine that Makes the Art? Interpretation, Collaboration, and Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings, explore the evolution from LeWitt’s argument in “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art“ that “the execution is a perfunctory affair,” to his belief articulated in “Doing Wall Drawings“ that the drafter of a wall drawing is a “collaborator,” while diving into a few overarching questions: What is the role of the drafter in interpreting the wall drawings? Of the viewer? And what is the legacy of LeWitt’s evolving ideas about the role of collaboration and interpretation? Lindsay Aveilhe, Susan Cross, Charles W. Haxthausen, Anna Lovatt, Veronica Roberts, and Christopher Vacchio will present, followed by a conversation. RSVP to 413.664.4481 x1 or email@example.com.
1:30pm: Pop-up stories and Performances in the galleries
Artists Spencer Finch, Karl Larson, Jeffrey Gibson, Sameer Gupta, Abhik Mukherjee, Barbara Takenaga, Tigue, Joe Wardwell, and LeWitt master draftsman John Hogan pop up, share stories, and present work inspired by the father of conceptualism.
7pm: Dinner and performances
Cap the day with a celebration dinner and performances by Quindar (with Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen), and jazz impresario and MacArthur “Genius,” Jason Moran. Tickets can be purchased here.
All Day: Family events
A Sol LeWitt treasure hunt and LeWitt-inspired art-making at the Art Bar.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and sponsored in part by Berkshire Magazine.
Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1247, August 2007