David Diao, Black and White with Chair, 1984

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<b>David Diao, <i>Black and White with Chair</i>, 1984

  Top: Black and White with Chair, 1984–88 Bottom: Glissement, 1984   Artist: David Diao (born 1943 in Chengdu, China; lives and works in New York City, USA). Materials: Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas;213 x 274 cm (Black and White with Chair) Acrylic on canvas; 178 x 254 cm (Glissement) Description: “Based on a renowned […]

Günther Förg, “Barcelona Pavillon” Photographs, 1988-89

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<b>Günther Förg, “Barcelona Pavillon” Photographs, 1988-89</b>

Artist: Günther Förg (born 1952 in Füssen, Germany; died 2013 in Freiburg, Germany). Description: A series of black-and-white and color photographs of the German Pavilion, designed by Mies van der Rohe, originally from the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. “These monumental photographs obscure the austerity of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural masterpiece by engaging corners, […]

Haim Steinbach, Untitled (Daybed, coffin), 1989

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<b>Haim Steinbach, <i>Untitled (Daybed, coffin)</i>, 1989</b>

Artist: Haim Steinbach (born 1944 in Rehovot, Israel; lives and works in New York, USA). Materials: Walnut veneered wood box, steel, leather Mies van der Rohe daybed, wood coffin, paper mache skeleton; 175 x 257 x 208 cm. Description: A massive, two-sided box that contains a folk art coffin with a paper mache skeleton on […]

Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater, Retrogarde Event Baptism under Triglav, 1986

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<b>Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater, <i>Retrogarde Event Baptism under Triglav</i>, 1986</b>

Artist: Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater (founded 1983 by Eda Čufer, Miran Mohar, and Dragan Živadinov in Ljubljana, Slovenia; terminated 1987). Documentation: A group portrait of NSK [Neue Slowenische Kunst] members in front of a model of Tatlin’s tower from the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre production. Photo by Marko Modic. Description: In ‘The Founding Act’ (of 13 October […]

IRWIN, Icons – Retroprincip, 1983 – ongoing

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<b>IRWIN, <i>Icons – Retroprincip</i>, 1983 – ongoing</b>

Artist: IRWIN [Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek, and Borut Vogelnik] (collective 1983 founded in Ljubljana, Slovenia; works in Ljubljana). Description: IRWIN select and remix ideologically specific imagery (rather than the de-hierarchized remixing of forms found in postmodernist architecture, where motifs and styles are divorced from their social and cultural meanings). All imagery can […]

Yuri Avvakumov and Yuri Kuzin, Red Tower (Homage to Vladimir Tatlin), 1986

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<b>Yuri Avvakumov and Yuri Kuzin, <i>Red Tower (Homage to Vladimir Tatlin)</i>, 1986</b>

Artist: Yuri Avvakumov (born Tiraspol, Moldova, 1957; lives and works in Moscow, Russia) and Yuri Kuzin. Materials: Silk-screen print on newspaper. Description: Print on newspaper of Tatlin’s Monument to the III International (1919–20). Avvakumov was one of the “paper architects” working during the 1980s who could not successfully build anything. Described on the artist’s website as “a […]

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