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Title

what do you want?

2002

Artist

Ugo Rondinone

Switzerland

1964 -

Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of what do you want? by Ugo Rondinone
  • Details

    Date
    2002
    Media categories
    Installation , Time-based art
    Materials used
    mirror glass fragments, wood, plasterboard, digital sound
    Edition
    2/2 [edition of 2 + 1AP]
    Dimensions
    429.0 x 650.0 x 5.0 cm overall; duration: 01:13:26 hr
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    247.2011.a-b
    Copyright
    © Ugo Rondinone

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    Spanning a broad array of material practices and media, Ugo Rondinone’s works are often unsettling and deal with themes of isolation and disenchantment. At once distinct and interrelated, the works installed in this room cross-pollinate, shaping a single narrative. The looped conversation of the wall and sound installation ‘what do you want?’ suggests a relationship permeated with miscommunication, doubt and loneliness. Coupled with this soundtrack, the reclining clown in ‘if there were anywhere but desert. wednesday’ appears bored and disaffected. In a similar vein of inversion and directionlessness, ‘all MOMENTS stop here and together we become every memory that has ever been.’ resembles a window, yet rather than opening onto a view, it reflects the interior space back onto itself in sombre black tones.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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