Sunday, 17 June 2012

Invisible: Art of the Unseen, 1957 - 2012 - Hayward Gallery

Yves Klein in the Void Room (Raum der Leere), Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, January 1961
Curated by Ralph Rugoff this exhibition aims to show that less is more. The historical starting point for the survey is Yves Klein's 'manifesto of immaterility' most fully embodied (?) in his exhibition Le Vide ('The Void') at the Iris Clert Gallery in Paris in 1958: the gallery was empty.
'Objects' included in the Hayward show include an invisible car (Carsten Holler), an invisible maze (Jeppe Hein), and an empty plinth (Tom Friedman) - though the column of air above the pinth has been cursed by a witch.
Read reviews by Laura Cumming, Jonathan Jones, Richard Dorment and Laura McLean-Ferris; read Ralph Rugoff's '10 Best Invisible Artworks'.
Gianni Motti, Magic Ink, 1989
Tom Friedman: Untitled (A Curse), 1992
Teresa Margolles, Aire/Air, 2003
Lai Chih-Sheng, Life-Size Drawing, 2012

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