Theme of the day: the invisible sculpture sold at auction
An Italian artist has managed to auction off one of his latest sculptures for the hefty sum of almost $ 20,000 and the buyer will have no problem bringing it back in the car as it is invisible.
An invisible sculpture?
This is the title of the “immaterial” piece – “Invisible Sculpture”. It’s made of nothing.
It can not be ?
It is in fact nothing. You can walk in the space where it “exists” because it is imperceptible and invisible.
Who is behind the work?
Salvatore Garau, 67, from Sardinia, was a drummer in a rock band in the 1970s, before entering the visual arts. He is proud of the piece, asking art lovers to think outside the box. He said simply, “This is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination.
Is it all about “energy”?
This is what Garau said, calling the work “Lo Sono” (which translates to “I am”), he told the Spanish newspaper Diario that it finds form in its own nothingness: “The void is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, nothing has any weight. the energy which is condensed and transformed into particles, that is to say in us. ”
How much did he sell?
At an auction in May, it cost $ 18,300 and comes with a certificate of authenticity, along with instructions on how to display the sculpture. It is to be displayed in a private home in an open space five by five feet. The artist said: “When I decide to ‘display’ an intangible sculpture in a given space, that space will concentrate a certain amount and density of thoughts at a specific point, creating a sculpture which, according to my title, does not. will take the most varied forms. After all, aren’t we a God we’ve never seen? ”
Garau is a fan of invisibility?
Last week, he installed “Afrodite Piange” in front of the New York Stock Exchange. It is attested only by a circle of adhesive tape on the paving stones. He said of his work: “You don’t see it, but it exists. He is made of air and spirit.
Isn’t that virgin land?
In 2012, the Hayward Gallery in London hosted the UK’s first art exhibition exploring emptiness and invisibility, showcasing 50 ‘works’ which included invisible ink drawings, a plinth where Andy Warhol s’ was briefly held upright and a piece of paper that an artist was looking at. for more than 1000 hours.
The show for nothing?
In 2003, at the Edinburgh Festival, a production called ‘Sweet FA’ had no script, no actors and no set, with audiences paying £ 3 to ‘contemplate the nothingness’. Those who managed to contemplate the entire duration were rewarded with half of their ticket fee at the end.
In Garau’s mind?
Readers must now activate the power of the imagination and in so doing accept that this following sentence is a gem, worthy of the Nobel Prize for Literature: “”.