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Title

Backstage/ blue sawhorse


Artist

Ivan Navarro

Chile, United States of America

1972 -


About

"The artistic references in this work are the work of Gerrit Rietveld and Dan Flavin. Reitveld uses horizontals, verticals and diagonal lines to create very simple and dynamic furniture. Dan Flavin understood that mass-produced objects can be used as an artistic representation of a very radical proposition: that the artwork itself can be dispensable but the art still exists in the idea of its construction.

Combining these two references, I worked on these objects whose functionality has been removed. The pieces are between dangerous electrified sculptures and radiant images where the basic construction principle is highlighted." Ivan Navarro

http://www.art-almanac.com.au/page.php?page=85 accessed 1/2/12


Details


Date

2005


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

fluorescent light, metal fixtures and electric energy


Dimensions

94.0 x 72.0 x 72.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Susan Armitage 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

94.2012.a-i


Artist information

Ivan Navarro

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Editor Unknown (Editor), art Almanac, Sydney, Mar 2008, cover (illus.).