Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin: Excursus: Homage to the Square³

April 12, 1998 - June 18, 2000

<p>Robert Irwin, <i>Part 1: Prologue: x18³</i>, 1998<br>
Site-specific installation at 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. Photo: Thibault Jeansen.</p>

Robert Irwin, Part 1: Prologue: x18³, 1998
Site-specific installation at 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. Photo: Thibault Jeansen.

 
 
 

Best known for works that focus on the interplay of natural light and perception, Robert Irwin has taken as his premise in this project the extended durations that characterize Dia's exhibition program, exploiting the changing light conditions over the eighteen months devoted to this installation. In this second part of his site-specific presentation, he has introduced an array of variously colored fluorescents into eighteen chambers defined by scrims.

 

Bibliography

Irwin, Robert. Being and Circumstance: Notes Towards a Conditional Art.
Larkspur Landing, Calif.: Lapis Press, 1985.

Robert Irwin. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1977.

Robert Irwin. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993.

Wechsler, Lawrence. Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

 
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