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“Dan Flavin: Constructed Light” at the Pulitzer Foundation

Photo: Robert Pettus.  (c) Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

There is an amazing exhibition of Dan Flavin’s work at the Contemporary’s neighbor, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis. Dan Flavin: Constructed Light will be on view until October 2008.

The exhibition showcases the power of Flavin’s work better than anywhere I’ve seen the work installed. This is partly due to the fact that Tadao Ando’s entire building has been turned over to Dan Flavin’s work and Tiffany Bell, who was the project director of the Dan Flavin catalogue raisonné and who serves as curator and archivist for the Flavin Studio, curated the exhibition. The installation was realized with the oversight and assistance of Stephen Morse, who is the Exhibition Coordinator and Conservator of the Flavin Studio. This show equally shows off the talents of the architect Ando and the artist Flavin – and together the audience is given something magical.

Here’s a link to a video of Steve Morse as he describes the installation of the exhibition and where he answers: how can you posthumously install an exhibition of Dan Flavin‚Äôs work in a space he is not familiar with?

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