Post Minimalism: 1966-1980

Artists deconstruct social identity and examine the body as a cultural subject.

Jackie Winsor, #1 Rope- detail
Women’s labor and the passage of time are evoked in this sculpture constructed of organic materials.

Jackie Winsor, #1 Rope

Eva Hesse, Untitled, enamel paint, string, papier-mâché, elastic cord, 1966 (MoMA) (photo credit: Steven Zucker)
Her friends were into high conceptualism, but Hesse’s own approach is more playful, bodily, and feminist.

Eva Hesse, Untitled

Louise Bourgeois, Cumul I, 1969, white marble on wood base, 51 x 127 x 122 cm (Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris) © Estate of the artist (photo: Strifu, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Male and female forms reveal and conceal themselves simultaneously in this polished marble sculpture.

Louise Bourgeois, Cumul I