Paul NeaguTactile Object 3 1970

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Artist
Paul Neagu (1938‑2004)
Title
Tactile Object 3
Date 1970
MediumWood, plastic and metal
Dimensionsdisplayed( variable) 220 x 295 x 52 mm, 0.8 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2000
Reference
T07751
Not on display

Summary

This text discusses a number of 'tactile' and 'palpable' objects by Paul Neagu, Tactile Object, 1969 (T07749), Great Tactile Table, 1970 (T07750), Tactile Object, 1970 (T07751), Palpable Object, 1970-2 (T07755), Palpable Object, 1970-2 (T07756), Tactile Object, 1970-2 (T07757), Tactile Object, 1972 (T07758) and White Tactile Object with Hinges, 1972 (T07759).

Romanian-born Neagu started to make 'tactile' and 'palpable' objects in Bucharest in 1969 and continued to produce them in London, where he moved in 1970, until 1972. His 'tactile objects' were originally intended as suspended objects. Neagu explained in 1986, 'the more the sculpture runs away from the plinth the less are its chances as a special object' (quoted in Narrow Water Gallery exhibition catalogue, 1988, n.p.). The 'palpable objects' are articulated constructions whose hinged or moving parts were originally intended to be physically manipulated by the spectator. They often incorporate boxes or compartments containing various tactile substances, such as fabrics or leather… (read more)

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