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SPATIAL CONSTRUCTI­ONS

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The emergence of space-centered sculpture was advanced particular­ly by spatial constructi­ons of the Russian avantgarde of the 1920s. In 1920, Naum Gabo published together with his brother Antoine Pevsner the Realist Manifesto: “The fulfillmen­t of our perception of the world under the aspects of space and time: that is the only goal of our plastic creation. […] We proclaim depth as the unique plastic form of space. […] We disown, in sculpture, mass as a sculptural element. […] We proclaim a new element in plastic arts: the kinetic rhythms, which are essential forms of our perception of real time.”

In 1922, Alexei Gan published his Constructi­vism manifesto in which he elaborated its three core principles of tectonics, faktura, and constructi­on as important stimuli for modern sculpture. Driven by a cult of new techniques, Constructi­vist and productivi­st notions of sculpture as the organizati­on of linear and planar elements could be realized as spatial constructi­ons. ARTISTS: István (alias Etienne) Beöthy – Nina Canell – Constant – Emanuela Fiorelli – María Freire – Naum Gabo – Horacio García Rossi – Daiga Grantina – Olaf Holzapfel – Viacheslav Koleichuk – Gyula Kosice – Yvonne Kracht – Edward Krasiński – Hans Kupelwiese­r – Karel Malich – Kenneth Martin – Antoine Pevsner – Àngels Ribé – Alexander Rodchenko – Inés Silva – Kenneth Snelson – Francisco Sobrino – Ed Sommer – Georges Vantongerl­oo – Mary Vieira – Jan Zappe

 ??  ?? This page: Carla Guagliardi, Às Parcas e ao Edi, 1995; glass ball, distilled water, steel, copper, cotton, time; glass ball Ø 29,5 cm, 12 l distilled water; Courtesy Galerie m Bochum [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures] (Photo: Tobias Wootton)
This page: Carla Guagliardi, Às Parcas e ao Edi, 1995; glass ball, distilled water, steel, copper, cotton, time; glass ball Ø 29,5 cm, 12 l distilled water; Courtesy Galerie m Bochum [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures] (Photo: Tobias Wootton)

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