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THE INTERSECTIONS OF ABSTRACTION, TEXT & LANGUAGE, POST-MODERNIST AESTHETICS, EXPERIMENTAL, PERFORMATIVE, MULTI-MEDIA APPROACHES TO ARTMAKING // ORIGINAL CONTENT SELECTED BY JONATHAN WEISKOPF, BROOKLYN, NY

Martin Creed

Half the air in a given space (various incarnations), 1999-2013

balloons, Multiple parts, each balloon 16 in. diameter; overall dimensions variable

art should not be taken so terribly seriously.
work no. 201, ‘half the air in a given space’
translates this normally invisible measurement of air
into a tangible form.
it is a room filled with balloons which contain exactly
half of the air that was calculated to fit inside that room.
visitors wade through a sea of latex gliding slowly to avoid
popping the work. it is unpredictably playful.

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