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Opening November 2019, Measurement Room: No Vantage Point marks series’ Fiftieth Anniversary, First Installed at Dia Cofounder Heiner Friedrich’s Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 1st 2020.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Mel Bochner’s first Measurement room, Dia has commissioned Bochner to realize a new, large-scale work from his Measurement series at Dia:Beacon. Regarded as one of the leading American Conceptual and Postminimal artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Bochner pioneered the play between the characteristics of numerical values, space, and language in his work.
Measurement Room: No Vantage Point addresses the friction produced between the body as a measure of space and the other metrics of identity that we use today. The Measurement series was conceived at a moment when perceptual processes came under investigation by a range of artists who were concerned with the administration of modern space and the ways in which mapping and communication technologies subordinate the experience of real space. As our social relations are increasingly mediated by apps and avatars, the kind of embodied knowledge that Bochner cultivates in viewers is a reminder that in our physicality we are also each a measure of the physical world.
For additional information, please contact Hannah Gompertz at 212 293 5598 or firstname.lastname@example.org