Tate Modern

Rudolf Stingel Untitled

Natalie Bell Building Level 4

© Lee Mawdsley  

Sculpt the surface of this artwork

Untitled 1993 consists of a wall entirely covered with orange carpeting. Viewers are invited to mould and sculpt the thick pile of the carpet, offering an experience that engages both sight and touch. Stingel challenges artistic conventions by exchanging paint on canvas for carpet mounted directly onto the wall and allowing the viewer to make their own marks on the surface. The result is a work of art that relies on an audience for its completion, undermining traditional notions of artistic authorship.


Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
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