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Backstage/ blue sawhorse



Ivan Navarro

Chile, United States of America

1972 –

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  • Details

    Media categories
    Sculpture , Time-based art
    Materials used
    fluorescent light, metal fixtures and electric energy
    94.0 x 72.0 x 72.0 cm
    Gift of Susan Armitage 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Ivan Navarro

    Works in the collection


  • About

    "The artistic references in this work are the work of Gerrit Rietveld and Dan Flavin. Rietveld 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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