Thomas Bang - Early Works 60´s & 70´s
In the late 60’s and 70’s Bang was living and exhibiting in the USA. During this period he participated in the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form”, Bern/London/Krefeld, 1969; later re-curated for Fondazione Prada, Venezia 2013. Bang also participated in many exhibitions focusing on the newly emerging sculpture within the area of post-minimalism together with artists such as Artschwager, Bollinger, Hesse, Sonnier, Tuttle etc.
Much of Thomas Bangs work from the 60’s and 70’s exhibits various types of fragility and a condition of general vulnerability and potential transience. Physical intervention in terms of breakage as well as other types of disruption and deviations such as the introduction of substitutions of new components and materials occur in most of the plaster- or hydrostone works as well as in the cast glass and wood floor works of the 70’s.
These incidents are a clear denial- and violation of the initial structural conditions and the apparent intentions in the work and bring about a considerably altered context. Damaged components are often incorporated in new and at times awkward positions and the transformed total suggests the possibility of incorporating misjudgments and errors as components of the evolving thinking and building process.
Exhibition: 20.10.2015 - 25.10.2015