Text topic: Minimalism
Text author: Ана Симона Зеленовић
This paper focuses on sculptures of Vojin Bakić and on their forms from the perspective of formal and contextual analysis. The paper will try to answer the question if his sculptures ‘Light forms’ (1963-1964) can be considered minimal art or not and why, and thus which arguments in defying and contextualizing art as minimal can be used to characterize his artworks. Also, for understanding these artworks it is necessary to take into consideration the context of their occurrence as well as the influence made by other movements and artists. I will provide arguments of other art historians but also my own reflections about this subject. The paper will try to place Bakić’s ‘Light forms’ in already given categories. The wider contextualization of his ‘Light forms’ and rethinking its characteristics as minimal art can serve as directions for further research and possible definitions of the art of the 60s in Yugoslavia.