The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be situated within a specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterized by a strong reaction to Post-war Abstract Expressionism via Minimal Art on the one hand, and Conceptual Art and Pop Art on the other. Morton’s work can, however, be viewed as being closer to artistic strategies around the Pattern and Decoration or Fiber Art movements, as well as to what Lucy R. Lippard identified as “Eccentric Abstraction”, a practice using “bizarre and impermanent” materials, alluding to bodily or abject sensations. On the other hand her oeuvre also has affinities to what has been dubbed Process art (R. Krauss), which deployed found material or new materiality in installations leaning toward ritual, animism or the phenomenological investigation of space. This was the setting within which Ree Morton began her career, initiated at a fairly late stage in her

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