Tour: Dan Flavin — Dedications in Lights
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 afternoon, there will be an English-language tour of this exhibit.
Cost is admission plus CHF 5.
St. Alban-Graben 16