Robert Irwin's primary means of manipulation are light and space. He is widely considered a leading protagonist of Light and Space Art, whose roots are in 1960s California. This loose affiliation of artists shared an interest in the interdependent perceptions of light and space; their experimentation featured transparent and refractive materials such as glass, neon lighting, and Plexiglas. Irwin, moreover, has a preference for semitransparent fabrics that absorb light but also let it pass, exploring their ability to generate effects that change the perception of a room.
'Three Volumes' is the site-conditioned installation that Irwin has developed for the main space of the Secession. It foresees three cubes covered with scrim that emphasise the volume of the space, on the basis of the architecture.
The exhibition is curated by Jeanette Pacher.
'Robert Irwin: Three Volumes’
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5 July - 1 September 2013
Robert Irwin 'Five x Five' 2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego 2008 (installation view)
© Robert Irwin Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and White Cube