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ICA Speaks: Richard Tuttle

 

Artist Richard Tuttle, who since the mid-1960s has created an extraordinarily varied body of work that eludes historical or stylistic categorization, discusses his work, and installs a historic work from his “Blue/Red” series at ICA Speaks in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court.

Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, Rahway, New Jersey) is one of the most significant artists working today. Tuttle’s work exists in the space between painting, sculpture, poetry, assemblage, and drawing. He draws beauty out of humble materials, reflecting the fragility of the world in his poetic works. Without a specific reference point, his investigations of line, volume, color, texture, shape, and form are imbued with a sense of spirituality and informed by a deep intellectual curiosity. Language, spatial relationship, and scale are also central concerns for the artist, who maintains an acute awareness for the viewer’s aesthetic experience.

Image of the artist Richard Tuttle lecturing for ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
Richard Tuttle at ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
ICA Miami Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld introduces Richard Tuttle for ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Richard Tuttle discusses his work during ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
Richard Tuttle at ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Audience photo during a lecture by Richard Tuttle for ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image of an audience member taking notes during a lecture by Richard Tuttle for ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Richard Tuttle discusses his work at ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
Richard Tuttle at ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image of Richard Tuttle reading a poem during ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
Richard Tuttle at ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Richard Tuttle installs work during ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
Richard Tuttle at ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image of audience Q&A at ICA Speaks, ICA Miami
ICA Speaks. Photo: Javier Sanchez.