Jannis Kounellis, ‘Untitled’, 2011, Wallector
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Jannis Kounellis

Untitled, 2011

Mixed Media
40 9/10 × 29 1/10 × 5 9/10 in
104 × 74 × 15 cm
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Wallector
Only Exhibition

Untitled is an original contemporary artwork realized in 2011 by Jannis Kounellis.

The artwork is …

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Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
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Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

Jannis Kounellis, ‘Untitled’, 2011, Wallector
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Wallector
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Untitled is an original contemporary artwork realized in 2011 by Jannis Kounellis.

The artwork is realized with an iron plate, ancient Chinese porcelain fragments, and steel wire.

Signed and authenticated by the artist on photograph.

The artwork was realized for the artist's important personal exhibition that took …

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Signed and authenticated by the artist on photograph.
Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
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Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

Jannis Kounellis

Untitled, 2011

Mixed Media
40 9/10 × 29 1/10 × 5 9/10 in
104 × 74 × 15 cm
.
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Location
Only Exhibition
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