Fred Sandback: The measurement of space10 Jul – 2 Aug 2020 / Exhibition@Nest
Solo exhibition Fred Sandback in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Den Haag
At a time when the powers that be regulate our physical distance to one another, Nest presents Fred Sandback: The Measurement of Space to reinterpret our spatial awareness. With strings tautly cutting across an empty room Sandback creates captivating spatial situations, keeping the viewer experience at the center of his artistic practice. In response to the exhibition, makers working from different creative disciplines provide interpretations of their intimate encounters with the void. For the duration of the show their interpretations will be available on Nest’s website and social media channels.
About Fred Sandback
As a teenager Fred Sandback (1943-2003) discovered his interest in music and began building his own chordophones (stringed instruments), such as dulcimers and banjos. Music and chordophones have consistently played an important role in the span of his career, deeply affecting his approach along the way.
In 1969, Sandback graduated as Master of Fine Arts at Yale, New Haven, United States. An important influence during his time at Yale was his professor Donald Judd, who remained supportive of Sandback long after college, helping him to exhibit. In his own words, Sandback’s sculptures illicit pedestrian space, allowing the viewer to appreciate their surroundings and the size of a space in new ways. Although he mainly tended to use acrylic yarn, his earlier work also contains steel wire, elastic cord and rope. Sandback also implemented printmaking, text-based work and made small wooden low reliefs, he also cut drawings into mat-board.
Sandback’s works are included in array of collections like Kunstmuseum Den Haag, having acquired several installations in 2014, but also the Art Institute of Chicago, Dia Foundation, Centre Pompidou, MoMa, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne and the British Museum.
Fred Sandback: The measurement of space is a supplementary summer program at Nest, developed in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Den Haag. We provide visitors with the unique opportunity to appreciate the exhibition individually, allowing for a generous amount of time to be spent with the works.* Time slots may be reserved from July 1.
*Would you like to come with more people? That’s possible. A time slot can be booked for several people (with a maximum of 15).