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The Jewish Museum presents a major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States. Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and others—figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today's far more global perspective.

Other Primary Structures is a two-part exhibition: Others 1, on view from March 14 to May 18, examined work created between 1960 and 1967; Others 2, on view from May 25 to August 3, presents work created between 1967 and 1970, some of which was directly influenced by the 1966 Primary Structures exhibition at the Jewish Museum.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Jewish Museum has published a two-volume set: The first volume is a reissue of the original Primary Structures catalogue, formerly out-of-print; the second volume, the accompanying catalogue for Other Primary Structures, is illustrated and features an essay by the exhibition's curator, Jens Hoffmann. It also includes excerpts from the unpublished, unedited transcript of the 1966 symposium on "The New Sculpture," with panelists Mark di Suvero, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, critic Barbara Rose, and Kynaston McShine, the curator of Primary Structures.

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Other Primary Structures
Other1. 14.03.2014 - 18.05.2014
Other2. 25.05.2014 - 03.08.2014

Rasheed Araeen, Sergio Camargo, Willys de Castro, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Lygia Clark, Noemi Escandell, Gego , Stanislav Kolibal, Edward Krasinski, David Lamelas, David Medalla, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alejandro Puente, Norberto Puzzolo, Branko Vlahovic.
Oscar Bony, Benni Efrat, Yoshida Katsuro, Stanislav Kolibal, Susumu Koshimizu, Ivan Kozaric, David Lamelas, Amir Nour, Juan Pablo Renzi, Nobuo Sekine, Antonieta Sosa, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Lee Ufan.