Minimalism to the Max

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Some artworks seem crazy simple – like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected the idea that art should express the artist’s feelings or depict the visible world, or even be made from traditional art materials. Jo Baer and Donald Judd made art that explores the relationship between colors or objects and space – and Abbi discovers there’s more to simplicity than meets the eye.

Also featuring: Mark Joshua Epstein, Flavin Judd