Was Minimalism Theoretical?

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discussed with Paolo at Bar3. In fact it is telling at what time and occasion references to philosphers pop up regularly in artist’s writings. Looking at interviews and texts by Judd or Morris most the external references stay within the arts. That changes very much with Conceptual art.
Here comes the next question: are these references – still very much in fashion today – necessary, accidentally, rewarding, or ornamental.