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© 2019 Estate of Walter De Maria
Walter De Maria
Born 1935
United States Large Rod Series: Square 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1984
Den stora stavserien: kvadrat 5, 7, 9, 11, 13
Rostfritt stål
13,4 x 131 x 131cm
Purchase 1986 with contribution from The Friends of Moderna Museet
MOMSK 120 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
The five beams are each 131.4 cm long and 14.6 cm high. They are made of solid stainless steel and each way 136.2 kg. The shape is polygonal; with 5, 7, 9, 11 or 13 sides, they are placed in a perfect square, where the external dimensions are determined by the length of the beams. Hand-honed and hand-polished, they reflect the light of the room, creating a distance, emanating weight, compactness and energy. Silence. But the scalene shape and the odd number of sides pose an open question about the mystical interpretation of numbers. The beams are not exactly the same, the repetition hides a variation; what appeared to be strict minimalism proves to hold an enigma. A meaning, suggested but never articulated.
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