Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin: European Couples, and Others

September 14, 1995 - June 23, 1996

<p>Photo credit: Todd Eberle</p>

Photo credit: Todd Eberle

 
 
 

European Couples, and Others featured a series of fluorescent light sculptures from Dia's permanent collection by Dan Flavin. The core of the exhibition were corner pieces, which had not been previously exhibited. These eight works were executed between 1966-71, and consist of multiple colors including pink, yellow, and blue as well as daylight, cool, and warm shades of white.

 

Press Release

ROBERT LEHMAN LECTURES ON CONTEMPORARY ART: MARIANNE STOCKEBRAND, PINK, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, AND OTHER COLORS IN THE WORK OF DAN FLAVIN

Jan 15, 1996

As part of the Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art, Marianne Stockebrand will lecture on the work of Dan Flavin at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City, on Thursday, February 29, 1996. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

This lecture is organized in conjunction with the exhibition "European Couples, and Others: Works by Dan Flavin," at Dia's main exhibition facility, 548 West 22nd Street, on view through June 23, 1996. The exhibition features a series of fluorescent light sculptures by Dan Flavin from Dia's permanent collection. At the core of the exhibition is a series of corner pieces dedicated to specific European couples, which has not been previously exhibited. Executed between 1966-1971, these eight works are composed of different colors, including pink, red, yellow, and blue, as well as daylight, cool, and warm shades of white.

Marianne Stockebrand is Director of The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Chinati is a museum conceived and founded by Donald Judd with the aim of permanently installing and maintaining large-scale works of art. As Director of the Kunstverein in Cologne from 1989-1994, Ms. Stockebrand organized numerous exhibitions, including those of Georg Herold, Barbara Kruger, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Robert Irwin.

Funding for the lecture series has been provided by a generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Funding for the exhibition, European Couples and Others, has been provided by the members of the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts, and the Dia Art Circle. In-kind assistance has been generously provided by Philips Lighting Company.


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Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, press@diaart.org or 212 293 5518

 
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