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© Dan Flavin/Bildupphovsrätt 2019
Artist:Dan Flavin
Dan Flavin
1933 - 1996
United States Monument 7 for V. Tatlin, 1964
Monument 7 för V. Tatlin
Fluorescent light tubes, fixtures
244 x 66,5 x 10 cm (96 1/16 x 26 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Donation 1973 (New York Collection)
NMSK 2165 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
What is architecture? What is sculpture?
Vertical neon lights form an upwards-striving facade. Simple. Few shapes. Straight up and down. And it shines, with a white fluorescent light. This sculpture never needs to be lighted. Instead it spreads its own light, influencing the room. Architecture is not merely the form and construction of a building, it is a matter of creating space. Nor is sculpture just something to put in a suitable place. Sculpture always carries on a dialogue with the room. In Dan Flavin's Monument 7 for Vladimir Tatlin sculpture and architecture are blended to make something that operates in space - exactly like in Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the 3rd International, a model of which is also on show at the Museum. But where Tatlin's tower is a dreamer's utopia from the early days of the industrial society, Flavin's sculpture is a perceptive greeting from an aging industrial society that has become introvert.
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