Back ->
The Cube without a Cube
1988 - white cement

On the eastern side of the park, a large circular space bordered by plane and chestnut trees forms a ring around a white cube (5x5x5 m, made from module cement blocks measuring 20x50 cm). Following the path, one receives, at first glance, the impression of a large square wall. Continuing along the gently steepening path, one next sees the form of a cube. When finally the whole work can be seen, it is revealed that one eighth of the figure, in the shape of a cube, has been subtracted. Seen from the highest point of the path, the cube is framed by the landscape; in the distance, other geometric forms appear, such as the lines of cypress trees and the rectangular farmhouses situated on a nearby hillside.

Sol Lewitt

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford (Connecticut) in 1928 and died in Chester in 2007.

Among the many retrospectives devoted to his work we recall here the one held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2000), which later travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

One man shows of recent years include Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2000); Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (2001); Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio (2001); Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusets (2003); The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence (2003); Kunstammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany (2003); Metropolitan Museum & Madison Square Park, New York, 2005; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin OH (2007); Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati (2008).

November 2008 witnessed the inauguration of an ambitious project -- resulting from the synergy between the artist and three important American institutions -- that aims to preserve and present LeWitt's two-dimensional work: an entire building of the Mass MOCA complex in North Adams, Massachussetts will be devoted to a selection of over one hundred wall drawings (1968-2008), which will remain on display for twenty-five years. The project is being carried out in close collaboration with Williams College and with Yale University, which has received the complete Wall Drawings archive, object of the catalogue raisonné now in progress.

 

In Tuscany LeWitt has carried out permanent projects for the Parco della Padula in Carrara, for the Hemodialysis Center in Pistoia, for the headquarters of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia in Pistoia as well as at the Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato. For Reggio Emilia in 2004 he designed a wall drawing on the ceiling of the municipal library.

IT   EN
By continuing to use this website, you accept the use of cookies.OK   MORE INFORMATION