Peter von Tiesenhausen: Experience of the Precisely Sublime

January 17, 2014 - May 11th (extended by one week)

Esker Foundation

Calgary, Alberta

Temple of 1000 Suns
Temple of 1000 Suns

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Mother Mother
Mother Mother

kinetic sculpture cold forged found steel, lead, found wood, on wooden base

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Angles of Incidence
Angles of Incidence

claiming of reflection and angle of incidence

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Temple of 1000 Suns
Temple of 1000 Suns

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The title of this exhibition draws from Donald Judd’s idea of an integrated utopia, where art, architecture, and place come together. For Judd, art could only be realized in an ideal location, and as such could only be experienced in this “precisely sublime” setting – an environmental, social, and political model that seems apt for Peter von Tiesenhausen.

 

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