Fred Sandback, Untitled, 1977–79
Fred Sandback
Long-term view
Dia Beacon
New York, USA

Using subtle methods and an economy of materials, Fred Sandback’s work creates striking perceptual effects in response to the surrounding architecture. Using store-bought spools of colored yarn, Sandback traced the space between different points on floors, ceilings, and walls, creating shapes and constructing the illusion of a pane of glass or shimmering lines of color. Previously on view since the opening of Dia Beacon in 2003, and following a pause of three years, a long-term installation of several of Sandback’s yarn works from Dia’s collection returns to the galleries in winter 2021.

For his first presentation at Dia Beacon, which is how the works continue to be installed, Sandback seamlessly integrated older works with newer ones to orient and ground the viewer in a particular place, a specific situation. Selected from his deliberately circumscribed lexicon, each sculpture was chosen for its installation at this site: “I don’t feel that once a piece is made, then it’s done with,” he explained. “I continue to work with older schemata and formats, and often begin to get what I want out of them only after many reworkings. Though the same substructure may be used many times, it appears each time in a new light.” Thus, the artist intuitively adjusted a work’s proportions and measurements depending on other works placed in conversation with it and its site of display.

Dia Beacon / Dia Center Foundation
New York, USA

  • RAY Echoes. Emotion
    May 3 – Sep 1, 2024
    Museum Angewandte Kunst
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    For decades, the art institutions and collections in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region have been home to a remarkable density and expertise in the field of photography and related media. Following on from the first four successful editions of RAY the Triennial of Photography, eleven cooperating institutions are once again joining forces to make this focus internationally visible. With exhibitions, numerous events, and a three-day festival on the triennial theme of ECHOES, RAY offers a multifaceted exploration of photography. (more…)

  • SL x RE
    Jun 28 – Aug 2, 2024
    Rose Easton / Silke Lindner
    London, UK / New York, USA

    Silke Lindner and Rose Easton are delighted to announce SL x RE, a collaborative group exhibition across both galleries in New York and London. Opening in New York on June 28th, Silke Lindner will show artists of Rose Easton’s program: Arlette, Eva Gold, Louis Morlæ, Amanda Moström and Tasneem Sarkez. Rose Easton currently hosts five artists of Silke Lindner’s gallery program: Nina Hartmann, Sylvie Hayes-Wallace, Emma Kohlmann, Lyric Shen and Ang Ziqi Zhang, on view at Rose Easton, London, through July 27th. (more…)

  • RCA 2024
    Jun 20 – Aug 4, 2024
    Royal College of Art
    London, UK

    From 20 June to 4 August students from the Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s leading art and design university, will present RCA2024, a series of exhibitions, events and activities exploring innovative and boundary-pushing art and design projects. Alongside exhibitions showcasing student work, there will be a variety of workshops, readings, performances, screenings, panel talks and lectures from students and alumni which are free and open to the public. (more…)

  • How Not to Be Seen
    May 10 – Sep 8, 2024
    Remai Modern
    Saskatoon, Canada

    We may not always be aware of it, but we live in an era of continuous scrutiny. Modern technology captures, distributes, and analyzes images and data at ever-increasing rates. We are all subjects of tracking, not only by cameras employed purportedly as a deterrent for crime but also by digital tools used by corporations and governments alike to monitor and evaluate our actions, needs, and desires. (more…)

SUBMIT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Visit our New Announcement Submission page > Announcement Submission page >