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Author / Creator:Rhode, Robin.
Imprint:London : White Cube, 2011.
Description:163 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Rhode, Robin -- Exhibitions.
Rhode, Robin, -- 1976-
Rhode, Robin.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8743395
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Varying Form of Title:Variants
Other authors / contributors:Luard, Honey.
White Cube (Gallery)
ISBN:9781906072483
1906072485
9781098072483
1098072480
Notes:Title from spine.
Catalog of an exhibition held at White Cube Hoxton Square, London, Jun. 8-Jul. 9, 2011.
Includes contribution by Skye Sherwin.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-163).
Summary:For his second exhibition at White Cube, Rhode presented five animations that take the chair designs of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld as a starting point. A member of the De Stijl movement, Rietveld aspired to bring high design to the masses. A precursor to the 'flat pack' furniture style now prevalent, Rietveld's designs 'advocated pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and colour'. In the work 'Piano Chair', the chair acts alongside Rhode's doppelganger as an accomplice to a crime - in this case the annihilation of a piano. Expanding upon a scene created by Rhode for 'Pictures Reframed' (a collaboration with the composer Leif Ove Andsnes), 'Piano Chair' presents the unusual scenario wherein a composer tries to 'kill' his piano. In the original work, the composer succeeds in drowning his piano by taking it out to sea, and here the protagonist persists with his futile, self-destructive pursuit by attacking the piano.0Exhibition: White Cube Gallery, London.

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Call Number: N7396.R46 A4 2011
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