MATERIALS : Folded second hand clothing and wooden armature. WEIGHT : 1,360 lb.
TOTAL HOURS : 720 work hours. DESCRIPTION : A cube of carefully folded second hand clothing, measuring 6 x 6 x 7 feet. As one walks around the perimeter, the color values transition from dark to light, with the most intense colors gathered toward the center.
The piece was commissioned by Diesel for the YIA art fair in Paris. It was designed and built in 1 week by a small army of assistants. Management, production and support was provided by the agency Anolis.
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NOTE :The title is from the book The Phenomenology of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel from 1910.
Founded in Paris in 2010, the international contemporary art fair YIA-Young International Art Fair, has today 10 editions ; as well in Paris as Brussels, Maastricht and Basel.
Installed since 2014 in the exhibition hall of the Carreau du Temple in Paris, the YIA Art Fair annually has a selection of 65 French and international galleries of excellence and hosts an audience of more than 20,000 visitors (collectors, art professionals and curious people).
For its eleventh edition, the YIA – Young International Art Fair is held from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of October 2017 at the Carreau du Temple during the week of contemporary art in Paris, on the dates of the FIAC. http://yia-artfair.com
Untitled (corner), 2017. This work is comprised of 3175.15 kilograms of carefully folded second hand clothing. The piece utilizes all the colors received. It is 2.1 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. The overall shape is that of a thick, free-standing, corner partition. The color vertically transitions from dark to light and the back again. Inside the corner of the structure, shirt sleves, pant legs, ties etc.. emerge to form bridge-like apendages. These elements express the human need to make connections, and symbolize the idea that we are all one people. Relates to an early work seen Here
Heads down people! Hard at work this past weekend, preparing a new commission for Diesel. The work will be exhibited in Paris at the YIA art fair. It opens next week on Thursday the 19th and runs through the weekend, coinciding with FIAC. The fair is at the Carreau du Temple, a beautiful space in the Marais. More about the fair here: http://yia-artfair.com
Keep an eye on this space for updates as things unfold.
When I get out of the 7 train at Grand Central, I am faced with a long stairwell leading up to 42nd St. At the base of the stairwell, I often notice the yellow, hand painted numbers, which demarcate the first flight. Should I catalog all the trees in my yard? All the rocks and sticks too?