Tag Archives: Dia Art Foundation

Dan Flavin

IMG_9550.jpgUntitled // Dan Flavin // 1996

Located in an unusual spot in NYC is a neon work by Dan Flavin. “Untitled” 1996 can be discovered on the front staircase of Dia:Chelsea. This site specific work is composed of blue fluorescent lights that ascend the staircase allowing shadows to flutter across the white walls.

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Kishio Suga

IMG_9570Accumulated Phases // Kishio Suga // paper, stone & earth // 1979/2016

Combining natural objects such as stones and earth with man-made objects such as metal and vinyl, Kishio Suga creates works that question man’s relationship with the natural world. As one of the founders of the Japanese movement Mono-ha (School of Things), some of Suga’s minimalist pieces appear to transformational. For instance, the installation of Diagonal Phase is dependent on the height of the gallery, allowing the work to appear differently each time it is displayed.

IMG_9576Placement of Condition // Kishio Suga // stone & wire // 1973/2016

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Diagonal Phase // Kishio Suga // wood & stone // 1969/2012

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Accumulated Effects // Kishio Suga // stone & vinyl // 1979/2016

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Law of Halted Space // Kishio Suga // wood & metal // 2016

Kulturgeschichte

IMG_9555Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

Covering floor to ceiling in Dia:Chelsea is the piece Kulturgeschichte by Hanne Darboten. 1,590 sheets of paper measuring 50 x 70 cm each fill the gallery walls. Each section centers on a particular theme and color. For example the black and white panels illustrate photographs of celebrities, musicians and actors whilst the red sheets are from Schreibzeit. In addition to the works mounted on the wall, each section also displays three-dimensional works such as a small rocking chair, a crescent moon and two mannequins sporting jogging clothes. Kulturgeschicht is presented as an archive of periods of cultural history. The juxtaposition of sculptures to photographs serves to enhance its relationship to the historical narrative shown.

IMG_9557Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013