Dadamaino Volume of Displaced Modules 1960

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Artist
Dadamaino 1930–2004
Title
Volume of Displaced Modules
Volume moduli sfasati
Date 1960
Medium Plastic, paint and wood
Dimensions Support: 1495 x 1897 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Members 2011
Reference
T13288

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This work comprises two overlaid sheets of plastic, separated by a white stretcher frame which is visible through the plastic. Small holes have been punched through the plastic at regular intervals. Like Lucio Fontana, Dadamaino wanted to open up the surface of the artwork, creating a three-dimensional spatial quality. She recalled: ‘I found a semi-transparent material that is normally used for shower curtains which came closest to the idea of transparency. With a hand punch I perforated the sheets and then placed them on the frame. The warmth of my hand moved the holes, and this shift was the result of chance’.

October 2012

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