Coverbild Dan Flavin
Dan Flavin
Lights
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Edited by: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Rainer Fuchs
Graphic Design: Richard Ferkl
Texts by: Rainer Fuchs, Karola Kraus, Stefan Neuner, Juliane Rebentisch, Roland Wäspe
English
December 2012 , 264 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
276mm x 221mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3523-0
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| An extensive monograph featuring the stunning works with light by the pioneer of Minimal Art
Transforming color into light is one of the great themes of painting. Dan Flavin (1933–1996) used light as color and material. Employing ordinary neon light tubes, he developed a radical new form of art that freed the “picture” from its frame and turned it into a luminous, space-consuming color object. Expanding the wall painting by turning it into a light installation corresponded with the liberation of light from its traditionally spiritual meaning. Flavin’s works recall neon signs from urban nightlife or commonplace living-room lamps. Viewers find themselves immersed in a splendid play of light and color that allows the physical experience of unrestrained art. This publication elucidates the development of Flavin’s oeuvre—from the visual objects, the so-called Icons, to the spatial installations with neon tubes—and explains their genesis based on drawings and prints, an independent group of works that testifies to the artist’s visual sensitivity. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3522-3) Exhibition schedule: mumok. museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig, Vienna, October 13, 2012–February 3, 2013 | Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, March 16–August 18, 2013
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