Li Yuan-chia

Hanging Disc Toy

c.1980

Artist
Li Yuan-chia 1929–1994
Medium
Steel, wood and 18 magnets with photographs, black and white, on paper
Dimensions
Overall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2004
Reference
T11870

Not on display

Display caption

Li arrived in London in 1966. He began to make environmental shows, placing works within a gallery whose floor was covered with autumn leaves, or creating installations of suspended objects through which the spectator could walk. He also made works that consisted of large, suspended colourful metal discs with magnetic wooden blocks, each carrying a photograph. The spectator was invited to move these blocks around the disc. Unfortunately, the work is now too fragile for this to happen.

Gallery label, October 2016

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