February 4 – April 23, 2022
virgil b/g taylor: Minor Publics is a large-scale installation exploring the boundaries between art and memorial through research and poetic encounters with Sol LeWitt’s Black Form–Dedicated to the Missing Jews. Originally installed in Münster as part of the 1987 Skulptur Projekte, LeWitt later sold the sculpture to the city of Hamburg in 1989 and donated the fee. Black Form represents an oft-overlooked component of LeWitt’s work that extends beyond his conceptual and dematerialized methodologies to address deeply political and personal questions. The exhibition is framed by a core text by taylor that ruminates on the notion of a “bima”— a Greek and Hebrew architectural term referring to a stage or raised tribune from which to speak. Minor Publics explores Black Form within the context of ongoing debates surrounding the appearance and function of memorials to the victims and survivors of mass violence in metropolitan and colonial landscapes of genocide. taylor’s new compositions unfurl as a series of language-based graphic interventions and study environments that develop an intimate vocabulary around LeWitt’s work while also foregrounding cultures of public memory.