SHAPES OF THE VOID
In the nineteenth century with the advent of teletechnologies (telephone, telegraph, etc.) bodiless communication came into being. A message could be sent without the body of a messenger. With this technology of the immaterial an aesthetic of absence entered art. Painters dreamed of white pictures and empty canvases, of images of nothing, which would only be encased by a frame, and of the spread of the void to the three-dimensional colour space in the form of an empty, white-painted space. Modern sculpture first abandoned the body and then volume and mass. “A solid is a lie about the essence of the sculpture” (Katarzyna Kobro, 1929).
ARTISTS: Attila Csörgő – Sinje Dillenkofer– Pieter Engels – Barry Flanagan – Mathias Goeritz – Tue Greenfort – Edgar Gutbub – Robert Jacobsen – Gordon Matta-Clark – Ana Mendieta – Henry Moore – Goran Petercol – Àngels Ribé – Pietro Sanguineti – Natalia Stachon – Bernar Venet – Carel Visser – Martin Walde – Erwin Wurm