A term, originating in the late 1960s, applied to certain types of works that react against traditional forms, materials, and methods of artistic creation—*Arte Povera, Land art, some kinds of Conceptual art, and the early ‘provisional, non-fixed, elastic’ sculptures of Richard Serra, for example. Robert Morris, who wrote an article entitled ‘Anti-Form’ in the April 1968 issue of Artforum, defined the term as an ‘attempt to contradict one's taste’. The nature of the material means that the form itself is no longer exactly fixed or determined. This is also central to the work of certain Kinetic artists such as Lygia Clark and Mira Schendel.
Subjects: Art & Architecture