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Title

Work no. 2821

2017

Artist

Martin Creed

England

1968 –

  • Details

    Other Title
    Work no. 2821 (half the air in a given space)
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Installation
    Materials used
    yellow 11 inch balloons
    Edition
    unique
    Dimensions
    installation dimensions variable :

    b - balloons, 27.9 cm, diam. each balloon

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie and Jim Gowing Bequest and Atelier 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    485.2017.a-b
    Copyright
    © Martin Creed/DACS. Copyright Agency

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    Martin Creed

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  • About

    The building blocks of Martin Creed’s art are the objects, words, emotions and spaces of everyday life. His artworks often involve disarmingly simple modifications of things that we may otherwise overlook, revealing them to be stranger and more poetic than we ever could have imagined.

    Influenced by artists associated with the beginnings of conceptual art in the late 1960s, some of Creed’s artworks are conceived as sets of instructions. 'Work no 2821: half the air in a given space' stipulates that exactly half the volume of air in a room be contained in yellow balloons.

    'Work no 2821' also evokes installations created by
    surrealist artists in the first half of the 20th century in that transformed galleries into discombobulating environments. Such experiments had the effect of focusing attention on the space itself and on the actions of viewers as they experienced art.

    Visitors are invited to enter the room
    Daily: 11.30am–1.30 pm
    Wednesdays: 5.30–7.30 pm

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions