Martin CreedWork No. 232: the whole world + the work = the whole world 2000

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Artist
Martin Creed (born 1968)
Title
Work No. 232: the whole world + the work = the whole world
Date 2000
MediumNeon lights and metal
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 500 x 15500 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) 2001
Reference
T07769

Summary

This sculpture was commissioned as part of a programme of exhibitions in 2000 to mark the transformation of the Tate Gallery of British Art into Tate Britain. The equation ‘the whole world + the work = the whole world’ was rendered in lower-case white neon letters and installed in March 2000 across the blank pediment of Tate Britain’s neo-classical façade which is over fifteen metres wide and determined the dimensions of the installation (50 x 1550cm). The artist has specified that if it is installed in a different environment the individual neon units may be broken up in which case its dimensions may vary according the space in which it is displayed… (read more)

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