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Bench VII (basics) by Matthias Neumann
September 11, 2016 - October 9, 2016Free
Over the past year and a half Neumann has been engaged with an ongoing body of work under the title “basics”, which explores an abstracted notion of form, space and utility. “Basics” is based on a constructive logic of additive 2×4 wood studs that can be configured formally as well as spatially. The work wants to be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment that follows a material DIY logic without losing its sculptural presence. Initially conceived as part of a larger concept and installation for the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania (2014), the series of work has since had various iterations in scale, site-specific response, duration and formal use. “Bench IV (basics)” acts both as a sculptural work and as a bench for public use. The work is constructed out of 2”x4”x8’ wood studs which will be usable for common construction after demolition.