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Title

clockwork for oracles

2010

Artist

Ugo Rondinone

Switzerland

1964 -

Alternate image of clockwork for oracles by Ugo Rondinone
Alternate image of clockwork for oracles by Ugo Rondinone
  • Details

    Date
    2010
    Media category
    Installation
    Materials used
    mirror, colour plastic gel, wood, paint, mixed media
    Edition
    1/1 + 1 AP
    Dimensions
    964.0 x 746.0 cm :

    a - Part a, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    b - Part b, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    c - Part c, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    d - Part d, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    e - Part e, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    f - Part f, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    g - Part g, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    h - Part h, 40 x 28 x 3.2 cm

    i - Part i, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    j - Part j, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    k - Part k, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    l - Part l, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    m - Part m, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    n - Part n, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    o - Part o, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    p - Part p, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    q - Part q, 60 x 42 x 3.2 cm

    r - Part r, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    s - Part s, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    t - Part t, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    u - Part u, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    v - Part v, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    w - Part w, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    x - Part x, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    y - Part y, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    z - Part z, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    aa - Part aa, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    bb - Part bb, 80 x 56 x 3.2 cm

    cc - Part cc, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    dd - Part dd, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    ee - Part ee, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    ff - Part ff, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    gg - Part gg, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    hh - Part hh, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    ii - Part ii, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    jj - Part jj, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    kk - Part kk, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    ll - Part ll, 100 x 70 x 3.2 cm

    mm - Part mm, 120 x 84 x 3.2 cm

    nn - Part nn, 120 x 84 x 3.2 cm

    oo - Part oo, 120 x 84 x 3.2 cm

    pp - Part pp, 120 x 84 x 3.2 cm

    qq - Part qq, 120 x 84 x 3.2 cm

    rr - Part rr, 140 x 98 x 3.2 cm

    ss - Part ss, 140 x 98 x 3.2 cm

    tt - Part tt, 140 x 98 x 3.2 cm

    uu - Part uu, 140 x 98 x 3.2 cm

    vv - Part vv, 140 x 98 x 3.2 cm

    ww - Part ww, 160 x 112 x 3.2 cm

    xx - Part xx, 160 x 112 x 3.2 cm

    yy - Part yy, 160 x 112 x 3.2 cm

    zz - Part zz, 160 x 112 x 3.2 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed Certificate of authenticity l.l. corner, black fibre tipped pen "urondinone". Dated l.r. corner, black fibre tipped pen "new york Dec 3, 2013".

    Credit
    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    314.2016.a-zz
    Copyright
    © Ugo Rondinone

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    Although brightly coloured, Ugo Rondinone’s materially diverse works have a melancholy undertone and present viewers with the inevitable passing of time. The site-specific installation ‘clockwork for oracles’ invokes the latter in both its title and in the 52 pieces that make up the work, corresponding to the number of weeks in the year. The newsprint papering this wall also invokes a specific time – namely the date on which the newspaper was printed – while the reflective surfaces of each opaque window-like form reflect the viewer back to themselves. Collectively, these references to time’s passing and personal reflection engage themes of mortality and finitude.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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