The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism | Talk and Book Signing with author Kyle Chayka
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In his new book The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, cultural critic Kyle Chayka reminds us that “less is more” did not originate with decluttering guru Marie Kondo, but with Minimalist artists, architects, composers, and poets. By examining the rich ideas explored by singular innovators such as Donald Judd, Agnes Martin and John Cage, he shows us that the generic, austere aesthetic we see today has been zapped of the qualities that made the avant-garde movement interesting. As Chayka looks anew at the historical roots of minimalism, he offers insights into our drive to reduce and arrives at a new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our emotional needs.
Kyle Chayka is a freelance writer and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, the Paris Review, The Guardian, among many other publications.
Image: From OCMA's collection: Sol LeWitt Incomplete Open Cube (8-18), 1984; Architectural aluminum tubing with silicone paint; 42 x 42 x 42 inches; Gift of Louise and Richard Newquist.