Pedro Cabrita ReisLimbo 1990, re-fabricated 2009

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Artist
Pedro Cabrita Reis (born 1956)
Title
Limbo
Date 1990, re-fabricated 2009
MediumPlaster, aluminium and wood
Dimensionsobject: 720 x 4490 x 2060 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Patrons 2012
Reference
T13492
Not on display

Summary

Limbo is a sculpture in wood and plaster representing an aqueduct or waterway. It appears to be half way through its construction; the joins between the panels of wood and the nails used to hold them together are visible, giving the impression that the sculpture is unfinished or an architectural prototype. The title Limbo refers to a semi-state between two places. The work was originally made in 1990 but was destroyed due to poor storage conditions and water damage. It was subsequently remade by the artist for an exhibition in 2009, using the original specifications. Limbo belongs to a series of works that Pedro Cabrita Reis began to produce in the 1990s of fountains, canals and aqueducts. This body of work can be characterised as being large in scale, stark white and minimal in appearance… (read more)

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