In a move bound to leave art traditionalists apoplectic with rage, one among the country’s leading galleries is to charge £8 for entry to a summer exhibition of works which can’t be seen.
London’s Hayward Gallery will gather together 50 “invisible” works by famous artists including Warhol , Yves Klein and Ono for an upcoming exhibition, thought to be the primary of its kind in Britain.
Curators argue the gathering of pieces will demonstrate that art is about “firing the imagination” instead of simply viewing objects. Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957-2012 opens on 12 June and includes an empty plinth, a canvas of invisible ink and an invisible labyrinth.
Well,my comment on that would be.You are seeing nothing.Just white.This really do not make sense.
Artist:Hello here is a blank canvas I have done nothing,but please the asking price is $15 Million .
It features work from French artist Klein, who pioneered invisible works within the late 1950s together with his concept of the “architecture of air”. Klein means small.Air?You mean nothing.Also within the exhibition are going to be Warhol’s work Invisible Sculpture – dating from 1985 – which consists of an empty plinth, on which he had once briefly stepped, one among his many explorations of the character of celebrity.Empty?Like what,your plinth.
Another, entitled 1,000 Hours of Staring, may be a blank piece of paper at which artist Tom Friedman has stared repeatedly over five years. an equivalent artist produced Untitled (A Curse), an empty space which has been cursed by a witch.Wow,I do not think which craft and art mix.Plus,those 1000 hours could have made a nice painting,Mr Friedman.Is it Friedman or afraidman. Afraid to paint.It seems.And that after 1000 hours.People that is after 41.66 days.It seems creativety has come to zero.
“I think visitors will find that there’s plenty to ascertain and knowledge during this exhibition of invisible art,” said Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery.
“From the amusing to the philosophical, you’ll be ready to explore an invisible labyrinth that only materialises as you progress around it, see an artwork that has been created by the artist watching it for 1,000 hours, rehearse an installation designed to evoke the afterlife, and be within the presence of Andy Warhol’s celebrity aura.
“This exhibition highlights that art isn’t about material objects, it’s about setting our imaginations alight, and that is what the artists during this show neutralize many varied ways.”
The exhibition forms a part of the Southbank Centre’s summer-long Festival Of the planet . Also among the exhibits are going to be a series of typed instructions by Ono, encouraging viewers to raise an artwork in their minds, and Jeppe Heine’s Invisible Labyrinth during which visitors negotiate their way through a maze wearing digital headphones activated by infra-red beams.
It is not the primary time that unseen art has been wont to draw crowds. Paris’s Pompidou Centre placed on a show featuring a procession of empty spaces in 2009, while in 2005 Ralph Rugoff curated an identical show in San Francisco .
Filling the void: Art of imagination
Invisible Sculpture (Andy Warhol, 1985)
The king of Pop Art produced and installed this work on New York’s Area nightclub by simply stepping on to a plinth then stepping off it.
Magic Ink (Gianni Motti, 1989)
These drawings were produced by the Italian artist using invisible ink, so were visible just for a quick instant before vanishing. He launched his career by staging a mock funeral for himself and parading his “body” through the streets of a Spanish town. In 2005 he sold a piece which he claimed to possess moulded using fat from Silvio Berlusconi – sourced at a liposuction clinic – for £9,862.
In the Void Room (Yves Klein, 1961)
This immersive walk-in installation consists of a 9x14x5ft room, painted entirely white and lit by a series of neon lamps
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Why Pay $15 Million for a White Canvas?Well that is for me just crazy.The artist did nothing and it is auctioned for say what $15 Million dollars.The world has gone mad.WOW.
A canvas by Robert Ryman fetched $15 million at auction this week, creating a milestone in the history of white-on-white painting.Robert,Robert,Robert.It is not even signed by the artist.Do you see a signature anywhere.No.
Here is Mr Ryman. Even if you look up in Google pictures.The person only comes up at number 24.The rest before him is just of his blank canvasses.It seems he died on February 8, 2019 (aged 88).
Below is some of his work.
It seems he liked bigggg canvases.For a bigggg price as well.As can be seen below.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen.I was just pocking at these blank canvasses.
Leave a comment.What is your opinion about these wonderful,empty canvasses going for a hefty price?