Museum Folkwang
Les Angles
  • Veit Stratmann
  • Les Angles, 2003 - 2004

  • The Angles
  • Five Elements, Plywood, PVC, Metal, Lacquer
  • Acquired in 2006 with support of the Stadt Essen
  • Inv. P 303
  • CommentaryThe work consists of five equal floor elements that can be exhibited separately or together. The artist designed them as platforms for the viewers. You can mount on them, thus choosing to radically alter the view of the exhibition and the surrounding world. At the same time, mounting transforms the viewer into a living sculpture: he suddenly changes from observer to observed and directly experiences a physical change of perspective.
    In architectural and urban spaces, corners are often seen as left-overs. Putting someone in the corner means to disparage him, to reduce his importance and to remove him from public view, thus even to punish him. On the other hand, in architectural and art history, corner is often accredited with special import in their being decoratively covered over in Moor or Baroque architecture or staged in Cubism and Constructivism as places of special qualities. The ›exploration of the corner‹ has been a leitmotif of avant-garde art since the 1960’s, furthered in different ways by artists such as Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman and Dan Flavin.
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Les Angles
  • Obj_Title2_S: The Angles
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 2003 - 2004
  • Jahr von: 2,003
  • Jahr bis: 2,004
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 303
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 0303
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
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  • Obj_Material_S: Five Elements, Plywood, PVC, Metal, Lacquer
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  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2006 with support of the Stadt Essen
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Commentary
Artists

The work consists of five equal floor elements that can be exhibited separately or together. The artist designed them as platforms for the viewers. You can mount on them, thus choosing to radically alter the view of the exhibition and the surrounding world. At the same time, mounting transforms the viewer into a living sculpture: he suddenly changes from observer to observed and directly experiences a physical change of perspective.
In architectural and urban spaces, corners are often seen as left-overs. Putting someone in the corner means to disparage him, to reduce his importance and to remove him from public view, thus even to punish him. On the other hand, in architectural and art history, corner is often accredited with special import in their being decoratively covered over in Moor or Baroque architecture or staged in Cubism and Constructivism as places of special qualities. The ›exploration of the corner‹ has been a leitmotif of avant-garde art since the 1960’s, furthered in different ways by artists such as Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman and Dan Flavin.