Toluene Tank Zimoun

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.” bitforms nyc

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Katrín Sigurdardóttir in her piece


Take a walk on the tiled side: Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s spectacular Sculpture Center floor

A fairytale Baroque pavilion was the concept Katrín Sigurdardóttir had in mind for the ornate sea of tiles she calls Foundation.

She made the first version of her spectacular floating platform in Venice, in the old laundries of the Palazzo Zenobio, for the Iceland pavilion of last year’s Biennale. Now she has reconfigured it for the last stop in its tour, the former trolley repair facility that houses the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, Queens.

There, its profusion of ornament summons visions of palaces and trade routes and the armies of artisans who maneuvered its intricate puzzle pieces in place. Feel free to walk on it, or maybe dance.

(via niborama)

Follow the path of your aroused thought, and you will soon meet this infernal inscription: There is nothing so beautiful as that which does not exist.

– ― Paul Valéry


Glenn Ligon

Untitled (I’m Turning into a Specter before Your Very Eyes and I’m Going to Haunt You), 1992, Oil stick, gesso, and graphite on canvas, 80 1/8 x 32 1/8 x 2 in.

Prisoner of Love Edition 1, 1992, Oil and gesso on linen, 80 x 30 x 1 3/4 in.

Untitled (Passing), 1991, Oil stick, gesso and graphite on canvas, 80 x 30 in.

Untitled (I Lost My Voice I Found My Voice), 1991, Oil stick, gesso and graphite on canvas, 80 x 30 in.

Untitled (Wrong Nigga To Fuck With), 1991, Oil stick, gesso and graphite on canvas, 80 x 30 in.

Untitled (I Remember the Very Day That I Became Colored), 1990, Oil stick, gesso, and graphite on wood, 80 × 30 in.