Takis Signal ‘Insect-Animal of Space’ 1956

Artwork details

Artist
Takis born 1925
Title
Signal ‘Insect-Animal of Space’
Signal 'insecte-animal de l'espace'
Date 1956
Medium Iron, steel and bronze
Dimensions Object: 2080 x 282 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Peggy Guggenheim through the Contemporary Art Society 1965
Reference
T00731
Not on display

Display caption

Taking the form of electrical antennae, Takis's Signals sculptures could be imagined to be receiving and transmitting messages of far-off, cosmic events. Takis was interested
in making the viewer recognise the power of the invisible forces that animate the world. Embracing technology, he used industrial debris and scientific technologies in his work, which he invested with an existential meaning. Signals gallery in London was named after this series of works.

July 2007

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