Browsing Category: constructivism

  • Lygia Pape, Livro do Tempo (Book of Time), 1961-63

    This semaphore frieze will stop you in your tracks at the Serpentine. Lygia Pape calls her epic a (the) Book of Time. Well, it both is and it isn’t. Yes, it has 365 elements which might be called pages. They are made from wood, which is related to paper. And they have a colourful grammar …

    January 25, 2012
  • Frank Stella, La penna di hu [#19, 3D, 3x] (1987-2009)

    If you perchance see a hammer and sickle in this abstract Frank Stella sculpture, don’t bother paging doctor Rorschach. It is impossible not to see. Certainly, the rest of the dynamic caged forms here recall early Soviet art. If nothing else, they resemble parts of Vladimir Tatlin’s famous tower. But they are also post industrial. …

    October 7, 2011
  • Review: Modern Times – Responding to Chaos

    Exhibition: Modern Times, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, until June 13 2010 Somewhere between art and architecture sits a drawing by minimalist sculptor Fred Sandbeck. His pencil and chalk plan for a Zurich gallery construction hovers in mid air, reminding us of the Utopian potential of pictorial space. The architectural role of this work would …

    April 24, 2010
  • Preview: Modern Times at Kettle's Yard

    Modern Times – Responding to Chaos, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, until March 14 2010 Attempts to build a world order invariably result in chaos. Some of the outcomes can be seen at a new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Modern Times: Responding to Chaos is the first of a series of shows in which creative protagonists …

    January 28, 2010