In making light his primary medium, Dan Flavin (1933a1996) established himself as one of the most innovative and significant artists of the minimalist movement. A new generation encountered Flavinas work through the critically acclaimed exhibition Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, which opened in October 2004 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Dan Flavin: New Light includes essays that respond to this exhibition and to the renewed interest in Flavinas work and its place in 20th-century art. In this volume, six leading scholars of contemporary art consider the ambiguities and multiple resonances of Flavinas light works. Each addresses the ontological complexity of the workaaobject-based, yet asituational, a and painterly in its deployment of colored lightaawithin the insistently sculptural world of minimalism. The bookas contributors interpret this tension by exploring Flavinas early assemblages, the relationship of drawing to his installation practice, the specificity of his materials and their operation in actual space, and the openly ambivalent place of Flavinas work within the history of late modernism. Also available from Yale University Press: DAN FLAVIN: A RETROSPECTIVE (ISBN 0-300-10632-7) DAN FLAVIN: THE COMPLETE LIGHTS (ISBN 0-300-10633-5)In this volume, six leading scholars of contemporary art consider the ambiguities and multiple resonances of Flavinas light works.
|Author||:||Jeffrey S. Weiss, Briony Fer|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2006|