Art Fairs

Art Basel - Unlimited

18.06.2015 - 21.06.2015
Messe, Basel
Art Basel - Unlimited
‘Sand Mill

A movement in sand. Formation of sand through movement. Point of eternal change. Time point.
An eight-meter-square space contains white sand weighing three tons. A pile rises in the middle of the space. This pile is flattened to the ground by two vertical sixty-cm-long knives in circular motion.
Here I was attempting to achieve a central movement in sand. Making an eternity manifest through a circle in the varying sand formation – this is a point of eternal change.
The starting point was a sand spiral in 1966 in the exhibition at the Galerie Schmela: a varying spiral was formed on the surface, created by the rotary motion of a large serrated knife below the sand.
Desert regions: here a new medium is articulated. This signifies a region of spiritual emancipation.’

(Günther Uecker, 1969)

Art Basel Unlimited
18 - 21 June 2015

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