What does it mean for a museum to possess a work of art: what is actually owned? The Van Abbemuseum has invited the Danish artist collective, SUPERFLEX to work with the museum’s collection. They have responded with the exhibition In-between Minimalisms and a new work, FREE SOL
LEWITT - an installation made specifically for Play Van Abbe, a programme of exhibitions and projects focussing on the museum of the 21st century.
This publication gives an insight into SUPERFLEX’s concept of FREE SOL LEWITT, discusses some of the key issues arising out of the project and includes essays by Charles Esche, Christiane Berndes and Daniel McClean.
Available at the Van Abbemusem webshop
112 pages, illustrated, paperback
The book features elaborate documentation of the FREE SOL LEWITT project, produced at the invitation of the Van Abbemuseum by Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX. SUPERFLEX organised the reproduction of an artwork by the American artist Sol LeWitt. A metal workshop was created in the Van Abbemuseum where copies were produced and distributed for free to the public. The copied work is ‘Untitled (wall structure), 1972 and was acquired by the Van Abbemuseum in 1977.
Around the FREE SOL LEWITT installation, SUPERFLEX curated an exhibition ‘In-between Minimalisms’ with Minimal and Conceptual artworks from the collection that focus on seriality, repetition, production and action. This exhibition was co-curated by Daniel McClean and Christiane Berndes.
The book also contains extensive photodocumentation of this exhibition, an interview with SUPERFLEX and texts by Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche and Daniel McClean.
FREE DIGITAL VERSION
FREE SOL LEWITT
148 x 210cm, full color.
Authors: Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche, Daniel McClean, SUPERFLEX
Editing: Christiane Berndes, Daniel McClean, Kerstin Niemann, SUPERFLEX
Design: Copenhagen Brains
Publisher: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
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