Rasheed Araeen Zero to Infinity 1968–2007

Artwork details

Artist
Rasheed Araeen born 1935
Title
Zero to Infinity
Date 1968–2007
Medium Painted wood
Dimensions Object, each: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2009
Reference
T12756
Not on display

Display caption

Zero to Infinity originally consisted of an arrangement of one hundred latticed cubes, arranged in a square. Viewers were invited to interact with the work, freely moving the components into new configurations. For the artist, this act of breaking the symmetry of the cubes through public participation was a significant departure from minimalist practice, and an essential element of the work. A partial display of twenty-five cubes is shown here. For conservation reasons, they cannot be touched. Instead, they are accompanied by a series of images showing the cubes being rearranged in different ways.

September 2012

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