VITAMIN-3D: invoking energy into modern scultpure
VITAMIN-3D: New Perspective in Sculpture and Installation (Phaidon Press 2009) bursts onto bookstore shelves in September, unveiling 117 of the most iconic three dimensional works in the contemporary sculptural movement. But first there’s the packaging to hanker with — I pulled and prodded, imagining that this was a box containing a book. My optical illusion bad — it’s a sculpture within a book with kelly green page trim and a thick cardboard like cover, resembling a material used for a science project presentation. Brilliant, really.
And then for the imagery contained inside. I keep flipping to page 03 and a piece called “Overleaf” by Adel Abdessemed — essentially 9, 10 or is 11 dull knives stuck in one spot, casting a reflection against a concrete backdrop. I peruse past Urs Fisher’s giant nail in a piece of cheese with the brilliant title “Lie to a Dog.” Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s “Queen Mother Nanny of the Mountains” represent the Rastafarian flag with a ritualistic leanings, according to the text. I like the quixotic “Untitled” Bread House created by Urs Fisher — just that a house constructed out of stacks of bread loaves.
Authored by Laura Hoptman, a curator at the New Mueum, Jens Hoffman, director of the CCA Wattis for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts and Shamim Momin Branch Director and Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, here is a current discussion of sculpture and installation across the globe with plenty of fodder, imaginative materials, and vision for great discussion amongs the three-dimensionally inclined.
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