Charlotte Posenenske: Charlotte Posenenske: A Retrospective

Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY

Spring 2019

Production | Acquisition Grant

Charlotte Posenenske, a pioneer of minimalist and conceptual art overlooked by the annals of art history, was unique in her rejection of the normative status of the art object and the supreme authorship of the artist. Instead, Posenenske focused on reproductions and their ability to be disseminated to the greatest amount of people, developing several series of modular structures in limited shapes, colors and materials, the blueprints of which could be purchased for fabrication by anyone. For 2019, Dia Art Foundation will present the first in-depth retrospective of Posenenske’s work in the United States. Dia will showcase both works loaned from institutions and private collections and new fabrications generated from Posenenske’s blueprints by her preferred fabricator, verified by her estate.

VIA’s support will allow for the fabrication and acquisition of a significant group of works by Dia, adding the largest body of Posenenske’s work in the United States to the foundation’s collection where it may be continually publically accessible.

For more information, visit Dia Art Foundation.

Images:

Charlotte Posenenske, Vierantrohr (Square Tube), Series D, 1967, installation view, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, 2010. © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske. Photo: Dr. Burkhard Brunn, Frankfurt am Main.
Courtesy Estate of Charlotte Posenenske, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin and Peter Freeman, New York

Charlotte Posenenske, Vierantrohr (Square Tube), Series D, 1967. Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin. © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske. Photo: Jan Windzus, Berlin. Courtesy Estate of Charlotte Posenenske, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin and Peter Freeman, New York

Charlotte Posenenske, Vierantrohr (Square Tube), Series DW, 1967. Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin. © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske. Photo: Jan Windzus, Berlin. Courtesy Estate of Charlotte Posenenske, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin and Peter Freeman, New York