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Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

Text by Tiffany Bell, Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, Alexandra Whitney. Interview with Dan Graham.

Featured image is reproduced from <i>Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions</i>.Series and Progressions examines Dan Flavin's (1933-96) use of progressions and serial structures, ideas that were central throughout his career. Famed for creating sculptural objects and installations from fluorescent light fixtures, Flavin was one of the first artists to employ a systematic arrangement of color and light, and had a major influence on Conceptual artistic practices.
This monograph includes over 50 full-color plates of work ranging from 1963 to 1990, in addition to a comprehensive selection of installation views and archival photographs and documents. It also includes newly commissioned scholarship by Tiffany Bell, Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff and Alexandra Whitney; an interview with Dan Graham; a facsimile of the original catalogue from Flavin's 1967-68 exhibition alternating pink and 'gold' at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and a detailed illustrated chronology of Flavin's exhibition history.

Featured image is reproduced from Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions.

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/2/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

Richard Shiff on Dan Flavin in Series and Progressions

In Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions, art historian Richard Shiff begins his essay with Donald Judd's 1969 statement, "I want a particular, definite object. I think Flavin wants, at least first or primarily, a particular phenomenon." He follows with Flavin's 1982 assertion, "Whatever I did should be recognizable as let's say, something no matter where." Shiff then goes on to describe his own reaction to "Untitled (to Donna) 6," featured here, when he originally saw it at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1971. "Somehow (this, at least, is my memory) the pink and yellow fluorescent light was sticking to the walls as if it were a substance applied as an infinitely thin layer—a sensation associated with the practice of painting. Yet the appearance of this surface, this substance dissolving into color, eliminated the difference between color as inherent—every material substance has its color—and color as applied. The color was bonding substance to substance, matter to matter. Flavin's construction had rendered visual light tactile by contact, one substance (light) adhering to another (wall). 'Untitled (to Donna) 6' integrated two sensory realms of experience, obviating any desire on my part to set the fluorescent hardware, the cast light and the architectural shell into a hierarchy of causes and effects, actions and targets, the transitive and the intransitive." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/1/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

Anne Rorimer on Dan Flavin from Series and Progressions

In David Zwirner Books and Steidl's exceptional new release Anne Rorimer writes, "Consonant with works by LeWitt, Bochner, Asher and Buren, Flavin's installations meet Conceptualism's requisite goal of seeking to mend the physical, material and ideational gap between art and actuality. By virtue of their literal luminosity, they succeed in immersing viewers in a work's own, self-reflected radiance without having to forfeit their future portability. Fluorescent lamps may not only be turned on and off, but, more important, may be transferred from one exhibition space to another without losing their a priori, formal configuration. Objects by Flavin, such as those initially gathered together at the Heiner Friedrich gallery in 1968, on the one hand, retain their Minimal, self-reflexive, material/formal self-sufficiency either as an assembled group of individual works or as a single work like the 'barriers' that take over a room. On the other hand, his works bind with existing reality as if creating a pact with the here and now through color and light. Flavin's installations thus presage the Conceptual quest to vanquish illusion, including the illusion of art's independence from contextual confines. They accomplish such a mission by means of their site-dependent, site-responsive, site-interactive, site-adaptive nature—all in all, made possible by his oeuvre's combined site-illuminating and self-illuminating capacity." Featured image is "Untitled (for John Heartfield) 3A" (1990). continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/31/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

Dan Flavin: Two Primary Series and One Secondary, 1968

"As I have said for several years, I believe that art is shedding its vaulted mystery for a common sense of keenly realized decoration. Symbolizing is dwindling—becoming slight. We are pressing downward toward no art—a mutual sense of psychologically indifferent decoration—a neutral pleasure of seeing known to everyone. The lamps will go out (as they should, no doubt). Somehow I believe that the changing standard lighting system should support my idea within it. I will try to maintain myself this way. It may work out. The medium bears the artist." New from David Zwirner Books and Steidl, Series and Progressions examines Dan Flavin's (1933-96) use of progressions and serial structures in his fluorescent light sculptures. Rich, precise printing, impeccable photography, a wealth of archival materials, an interview with artist Dan Graham and texts by noted art historians Anne Rorimer, Richard Shiff, Alexandra Whitney and Tiffany Bell, who quotes Flavin above, make this an essential publication for all art libraries. Featured image is "Untitled" (1968) from Two Primary Series and One Secondary (1968). continue to blog


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Dan Flavin

DAN FLAVIN

Text by Rainer Fuchs, Karola Kraus, Stefan Neuner, Juliane Rebentisch, Roland Wäspe.

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ISBN: 9783775735230
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 2/28/2013
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