'DON'T ASK WHAT IT MEANS OR WHAT IT REFERS TO. DON'T ASK WHAT THE WORK IS. RATHER, SEE WHAT THE WORK DOES”
Term applied to art in which the process of its making is not hidden but remains a prominent aspect of the completed work so that a part or even the whole of its subject is the making of the work. Process became a widespread preoccupation of artists in the late 1960s and the 1970s, but like so much else can be tracked back to the Abstract Expressionist paintings of Jackson Pollock....
The ephemeral nature and insubstantiality of materials was often showcased and highlighted.
The Process art movement and the environmental art movement are directly related:
Process artists engage the primacy of organic systems, using perishable, insubstantial, and transitory materials such as dead rabbits, steam, fat, ice, cereal, sawdust, and grass. The materials are often left exposed to natural forces: gravity, time, weather, temperature, etc. 
Form of art prevalent in the mid-1960s and 1970s in which the process of a work's creation is presented as its subject. The term is of broad reference, encompassing in particular aspects of Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and performance art, but in its narrowest sense it refers primarily to the work of American sculptors such as Richard Serra, Robert Morris (ii), Barry Le Va (b 1941), Keith Sonnier (b 1941) and Eva Hesse. The seeds of process art were in action painting: the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, for example, clearly conveyed to the viewer the creative process that lay behind them, further emphasized by the publication of numerous photographs and films showing Pollock at work.
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Process Art - The History
The exact origin of Process Art is considered to be somewhere around mid-1960s. Considering the human inquisitive disposition, it can be said that it originated around the time when the world was trying to understand the reasons behind their acts during and post the world wars. Process Art began in the Americas and Europe, spreading soon to the rest of the world. The Drip Paintings of the American painter Jackson Pollock (1912-56) are often credited with its onset.
Process Art is a revolutionary movement where creativity is the focus, rather than the form of art, such as paintings, sculpture, and pottery. It is concerned with the process going into forming an artwork. It is more of a ritual, a realization of performance, and the sense of pride. Process Art treats creativity as a beautiful journey and not as a means of obtaining a product in the form of a work of art. The most sought after themes in Process Art are change and transience, which are a driving force of life. Process Art involves improvisation, adaptability, change, and liberation. Use of materials, like wax, felt, and latex are more common than paint and colors, which emphasizes its ephemeral nature. In fact, it aims to laude nature and not represent the various forms of nature, which are often subject of the other art forms.
Process artists often prefer anonymity to popularity. But, the fame achieved by great artists is always when they expected it the least. American sculptor Lynda Benglis (born 1941), British-Sri Lankan artist Chris Drury (born 1948), German-American sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-70), and American artist Bruce Nauman (born 1941) are often considered as the leaders of this art form. However, artists like Robert Morris (American - born 1931), Christopher Le Tyrell, and Alan Scarritt have also made a mark for themselves in the genre. Their masterly use of cutting, hanging, dropping, and other organic processes used to bring out the essence of Process Art.
The Art Works
Process artists accomplish their artwork by the use of perishable and transitory materials, such as dead rabbits, steam, fat, ice, cereal, sawdust, and grass. Its forms of shamanic and religious rituals, sand painting, sun dance, and other cultural forms are well known. However, the most famous Process artwork is the construction of a Vajrayana Buddhist Sand Mandala of the Medicine Buddha by the monks of Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca (2001), New York.
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In 1998, Martin Z. Margulies along with his longtime curator Katherine Hinds began looking for a suitable space to display the growing collection of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture of the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection. In 1999, the first phase of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opened to the public with an event to benefit the Lowe Museum at the University of Miami. After a series of expansions, the Warehouse now comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition space with set hours each week.
Katherine Hinds has been the curator of the collection since 1982.
AFRICA: Photography and video: Peter Friedl, David Goldblatt, Kendell Geers, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Seydou Keita, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jackie Nickerson, George Osodi, Lyle Owerko, Robin Rhode, George Rodger, Viviane Sassen, Malick Sidibe, Nontsikelelo Veleko
JENE HIGHSTEIN: Large Stone Carvings
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO: Broken Mirror Painting
CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS 1980-2010: Selections from the Margulies Collection including Vincent Desiderio, Oliver Dorfer, Jonathan Meese, Tal R, Christian Eckart, John Torreano, Massimo Antonaci and Fabian Marcaccio
BRIAN ALFRED: Digital Animation
NEW SCULPTURE: Chris Astley, Martin Boyce, Huma Bhabha, Mark Dion, Max Frisinger and Will Ryman
PERMANENT LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Williem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Antony Gormley, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Joan Mirό, Isamu Noguchi, George Segal, Richard Serra and Tony Smith
The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture
From titans of Modernism like Miro and Noguchi to trailblazers of the moment such as Ernesto Neto and Olafur Eliasson to young innovators just emerging onto the international art scene, many of the most important and intriguing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries are represented the collection of Martin Z. Margulies. Recognized as one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world, it spans significant movements in art from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, to monumental sculpture and recent installation and video works—not to mention vintage and contemporary photography. The collection now numbers some 4,500 works, and since 1999, many of those havebeen on view to the public at the Margulies Warehouse in Miami. This volume presents a selection of paintings and sculpture from the collection, some from the Warehouse, but some that have been less frequently exhibited.
Also included here is a conversation between Margulies and Newsweekcritic Peter Plagens, in which Margulies reveals some of the methods and motives for his collecting. In an essay about the works on exhibit at the Margulies Warehouse, Plagens probes a little further, discerning in Margulies a penchant for works that are beautiful as well as those that comment on “the human condition.” The writer and curator Klaus Kertess takes us on a private tour of the paintings and sculpture displayed at Margulies’s residence, elucidating the connections among the old and the new, the classic and the cutting edge.
Commentaries by Margulies and his longtime curator, Katherine Hinds, about why and how certain works were added to the collection give insights into the mind, or perhaps the heart, of a collector.
To purchase The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture book please click here $75.00 All proceeds will benefit Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Miami.
The Collection opens November 10th 2010 to April 30th 2011.
Visiting hours are every Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Extended hours during Art Basel and Art Miami: Tuesday, November 30th through Saturday December 4th 9 am- 4 pm, Sunday December 5th 9 am - 2 pm
TYLER ROLLINS FINE ART WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN TWO ART FAIRS IN MIAMI
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 5, 2010
Please visit us at our booth at ART MIAMI where we will feature some of the most prominent contemporary artists from Southeast Asia, all represented by the gallery: Agus Suwage of Indonesia, Manuel Ocampo and Ronald Ventura of the Philippines, and Pinaree Sanpitak of Thailand, as well as Tracey Moffatt of Australia.
Art Miami Pavilion – Midtown District in Wynwood
Midtown Boulevard (NE 1st Avenue), between NE 31st and NE 32nd Streets
VIP PREVIEW (Tuesday, Nov. 30):
Lotus House Benefit: 5:30 – 7pm ($25 donation at the door)
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Wednesday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 5: 11am – 6pm
For ART ASIA we will present a special solo project by Thai artist Jakkai Siributr, one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary artists working primarily in the textile medium. He will be present in the booth, constructing an installation based on the Buddhist concept of karma. The installation will be interactive, drawing the viewer in to participate in a game of karmic chance, highlighting the sometimes seemingly random nature of good and bad fortune and the ways people try to influence or gain good karma in today’s hyper-materialistic society. In addition, the booth will feature a number of Siributr’s striking textile works, which make a powerful commentary on the state of Buddhism in contemporary Thailand.
ART ASIA Miami Pavilion – Midtown
2901 North Miami Avenue
(entrance located on Midtown Boulevard)
Tuesday, Nov. 30: 3 – 9pm
(invitation only, complimentary admission with VIP card or Press Badge)
Wednesday, Dec. 1: 11am – 6pm
Thursday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 5: 11am – 6pm