Gunter Uecker New York Dancer 1965

 

(Taken from Skarstedt Press Release) Furthering this theme of performance is the inclusion of Günther Uecker’s seminal sculpture New York Dancer IV, from the family of Dancer sculptures included in the landmark exhibition Nul at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1965. A six-foot tall, motorised cylinder made of heavy sail cloth with protruding nails, New York Dancer is testament to the energy and creative force of this group of artists. The ritualistic act of nailing to create movement is given its most full expression in this whirling object, which at its highest velocity dissolves matter, space and time into one.

Press Relese: Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Klien, Fontatna, UeckerSkarstedt – June 11 – July 31, 2015

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