Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
More of less is more. Curator Klaus Ottmann invited Wolfgang Laib to the Hirshhorn, and he's bringing twenty-seven years' worth of milk, pollen, rice, and wax with him. The retrospective runs from early piles, slabs, and jars of comestibles though recent larger installations. All of the work references nature and Eastern spirituality, emphasizing restraint, simplicity, and cyclical movement. The look is minimal, but--more Beuys than Judd--Laib strives for a higher plane. Oct. 26, 2000-Jan. 22, 2001; travels to Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Dallas Museum of Art; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Haus der Kunst, Munich.