18 February 2017, Saturday / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sol LeWitt: The Idea Becomes a Machine that Makes the Art

Speaker: Carina Evangelista, Poklong Anading, Ringo Bunoan, Lena Cobangbang, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Gerardo Tan

Guest curator Carina Evangelista tackles the primacy of the idea and of process in Sol LeWitt’s art. Among the most basic elements of art, LeWitt’s line–first drawn in plain pencil directly on the wall–grew exponentially over the decades to more than 1,300 wall drawings. Artists Poklong Anading, Ringo Bunoan, Lena Cobangbang, Gary-Ross Pastrana, and Gerardo Tan discuss key artworks in their respective art practices that illustrate the generative nature of conceptual art.

Photo Credit: Wall Drawing #869 at Cornell University, 2017
First installation: Villa Valcampana, Treia, Italy, July 1998
Wall Drawing #869A at Art Fair Philippines is the second installation of the variation of #869.
© Estate of Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society, New York, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Photo by Gabriel Ramos