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 Flavin, Dan (1933 - 1996)
USA

Untitled (Monument to Vladimir Tatlin), 1964

White Fluorescent lights;
244 x 72 x 12 cm
Minimalism

UID 102-200



Biography

American painter and creator of installations, Dan Flavin studied initially at a seminary in Brooklyn, New York. In 1954, he continued his studies at the University of Maryland Extension Program in OsanNi in Korea and, in 1956, at the New College for Social Research in New York. Between 1957 and 1959, he studied Art History at Columbia University. His work at the end of the 50s and early 60s was influenced by contemporary American art and basically consisted of abstract constructions to which other objects were added. In 1961, he began producing Minimalist works, using fluorescent or incandescent electric lights as in Icon I (1961). The use of lights and the titles of the installations themselves reveal the religious connotation of the traditional association of light with the divine and the sacred. Dan Flavin rapidly extended this until it became his particular style: the creation of installations mostly of a temporary nature. In 1966, he took part in the Minimal Art exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York. In 1968 and 1977, he took part in Documenta 4 and 6, in Kassel. In 1992, he produced neon installations at the Guggenheim Museum and, in 1996, decorated the façade of the Berlin Museum of Modern Art.



Exhibitions

Viagem ao Séc. XX, A Walk Through The Century
EXPO 98, Portugal
12-02-1998 ~ 21-05-1998

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-10-2003 ~ 22-02-2004

Building/Unbuilding/Inhabit - works of The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
29-04-2005 ~ 15-01-2006

Exposition Inaugurale (Fréjus)
Musée Temporaire, France
11-07-1989 ~ 10-09-1989

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-06-2000 ~ 30-09-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo)
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain
29-06-2006 ~ 26-11-2006

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011

Tudo o que é Sólido
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
07-06-2010 ~ 12-09-2010


Bibliography

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972990300X

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Exposition Inaugurale, 1989
Published by Musée Temporaire

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo), 2006
Published by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza
ISBN 8495892529

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

A Look at The Berardo Collection, 2000
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742839

Viagem ao Séc. XX, A Walk Through the Century, 1998
Published by Expo 98







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