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From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. A large pink shape, with two straight side and one curved, hangs on the gallery wall. In the middle of the room, there are two plain wood crosses which are touching one another.

Jonathan Horowitz

Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum

27 November 2010 - 20 February 2011

Jonathan Horowitz always dares to provoke. Here, his key works from the last twenty years are combined with newly-commissioned artworks; displaying an artist with a sharp, radical mind who cuts through our safety nets with defiant and brilliant art.

From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. A vintage movie style poster, which is repeated 5 times but change gradually. The first image show a person wearing motorcycle gear, holding a gun. The text says 'The maximum force for the future'. By the last picture, there is a dark shadowy. figure walking in front of a pyramid.

Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum takes as its focus the function and use of art, particularly minimalist art, in relation to socio-political reality. The exhibition includes a new series of works in which Horowitz reimagines four minimalist artworks that were commisioned for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Horowitz is based in New York, and as represented at DCA, he works across mediums. Combining the imagery and ambivalence of pop art with the engaged criticality of conceptualism, his work is highly regarded for tackling contentious political issues of the day, as well as the political silences of postwar art. DCA is delighted to be the first public institution to give Horowitz a major solo exhibition in the UK.

Read a review of this show in The Skinny.

Artist Video | Jonathan Horowitz on Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum

Exhibition images

From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. A large pink shape, with two straight side and one curved, hangs on the gallery wall. In the middle of the room, there are two plain wood crosses which are touching one another.
A large, plain white canvas stands in DCA Galleries as part of Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition.
From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. An 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign has been split into 3 pieces and lies on the floor of DCA Galleries.
A plastic donations box with a logo for the Palestine Crescent Society. Inside the see-through box, there are some coppers and change.
From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. A faded version of the USA flag, with rainbow stripes sits on the wall. In front of the flag, there is a white bed. On the pillows, one pillow has the word 'Gertrude', and the other has the word 'Alice'.
From Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition. A vintage movie style poster, which is repeated 5 times but change gradually. The first image show a person wearing motorcycle gear, holding a gun. The text says 'The maximum force for the future'. By the last picture, there is a dark shadowy. figure walking in front of a pyramid.