Curator’s Tour: Dan Flavin — Dedications in Lights

Kunstmuseum Basel
© stephen flavin / 2024, prolitteris, zurich; Panza Collection, Mendrisio
Wednesday, 19 June

American artist Dan Flavin (1933-1996) was a pioneer of Minimal Art. He rose to fame in the 1960s with his work with industrially manufactured fluorescent tubes, inventing a new art form and securing his place in art history. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel focuses on his works that are dedicated to other artists or make reference to certain events. It places emphasis on looking at Flavin’s oeuvre in a less familiar setting—his pieces, although initially without clearly recognizable signature, frequently make reference in their titles to concrete events, such as wartime atrocities or police violence, or are dedicated to other artists—as in the work “untitled (in memory of Urs Graf),” which every evening suffuses the inner courtyard of the Hauptbau of Kunstmuseum Basel in colorful light.
On this evening, there will be an English-language tour of this exhibit with curator Olga Osadtschy.
Cost is admission plus CHF 5.


Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 16
4051 Basel

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