The Tate Britain recreates Robert Morris’ 1971 exhibition
Robert Morris’s 1971 installation of raw unfinished materials titled “Neo Classic” was originally shown at what was then known as the Tate Britain. It was abruptly closed after 4 days. Reportedly the gallery staff were “not able to cope with the frantic means of emotional release that the exhibition became … pandemonium broke out” reported the Times in 1971. These amazing photographs capture the original installation. The Tate recreated this exhibition in 2009 using contemporary materials and called it “Bodyspacemotionthings”.