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Walter De Maria
Boxes for Meaningless Work

October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023
Menil Collection, Houston
www.menil.org

Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work draws its title from the artist’s early interest in the concept of “meaningless work” and is the first museum exhibition to survey De Maria’s more than fifty-year-long career. Featuring works from the Menil Collection, the exhibition includes a large group of conceptual drawings and photography, sculpture related to the development of De Maria’s innovative Land art projects of the late 1960s and 1970s, examples of his sound and film work, and stainless-steel sculptures and monumental paintings from The Statement Series, made during the last decade of his life.

Installation view, Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, Menil Collection, Houston, October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023. Artwork © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Paul Hester

Installation view, Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work, Menil Collection, Houston, October 29, 2022–April 23, 2023. Artwork © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Paul Hester

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