Lynda Benglis: Defining Post-Minimalism, 1968–1990
Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London October 5 – 8, 2017

Cheim & Read and Thomas Dane Gallery are pleased to announce a survey of important works by Lynda Benglis to be presented at Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London, October 5–8, 2017.


In the late 1960s, Benglis rejected the formalist precepts of Clement Greenberg and Donald Judd to produce a form of Post-minimalism paralleling Eva Hesse’s investigations into the emotional resonances of materials, but with an explicit sense of sexuality and Feminist revolt coupled with a freewheeling manipulation of media, from painting and sculpture to photography, film, and video. Her works in polyurethane foam, lead, aluminum, plaster, enamel, and glitter congealed in lumps on the floor or curled off the wall, while her sometimes tender, sometimes savage videos pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable as art.


As Catherine J. Morris, the Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, writes in Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s (Prestel, 2016), Benglis created these works “to undermine — or at least thumb her nose at — what she saw as the reigning orthodoxies ruling both the artworld and the emergent second-wave feminist movement.” By breaking the boundaries of Minimalist “good taste,” Benglis opened up the floodgates of color, sex, politics, and humor, influencing a wide field of aesthetic endeavors, from the cool analysis of identity politics and appropriation art to the uninhibited exuberance of performance, Pattern and Decoration, and Neo-Expressionism.


As part of Frieze Talks, Lynda Benglis and Eike Schmidt (Director of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) will be in conversation on October 5 at 3:00 PM in Frieze Masters Auditorium.

The New York Times 7/29/16
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men
Lynda Benglis & Adam Fuss: Knots and Entrails
The Art Show / Park Avenue Armory
March 7 – 11, 2012
The Women in Our Life
A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition
June 30 – September 17, 2011
Abstractions by Gallery Artists
September 24 – October 3, 2009
The Female Gaze
Women Look at Women
June 25 – September 19, 2009
Brooklyn Rail 3/08
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Fishman
I Am As You Will Be
The Skeleton in Art
September 20 – November 3, 2007
New York Times 7/13/07
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois
Lynda Benglis Louise Bourgeois Circa 70
June 21 – August 31, 2007
Lynda Benglis: The Graces
Monique Prieto: New Paintings
September 10 – October 19, 2005
Lynda Benglis
A Survey: Sculpture 1969 to 2004
February 26 – April 3, 2004
Bettina Rheims: Chambre Close
Lynda Benglis: Quartered Meteor, 1969
October 15 – November 16, 2002
Liquid Properties
Artists include: Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Richmond Burton, Adam Fuss, Mary Heilmann, David Hines, Gary Hume, Dona Nelson, Jack Pierson, Pat Steir, Juan Usle
July 6 – August 3, 2001
Artists Include: Lynda Benglis, Richmond Burton, St. Clair Cemin, Beatriz Milhazes, Chris Ofili, Jeff Perrone, Philip Taaffe, and Juan Uslé
June 14 – September 1, 2000
Lynda Benglis
Wols: Photographs of the 1930s
October 19 – November 13, 1999
Lynda Benglis
Recent Sculpture and a screening of "Female Sensibility" from 1973
September 12 – October 10, 1998
June 5 – July 31, 1997
Lynda Benglis at Museo Internacional del Barroco in Puebla, Mexico

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