Vierkantrohre Serie-D, 1967 - 2017

Basel 2017
Mehdi Chouakri
Sculpture
Hot-dip galvanised sheet steel, screws
204.0 x 46.0 x 56.0 Size (cm)
80.3 x 18.1 x 22.0 Size (in)
For Charlotte Posenenske the year 1967 marks an important turn in her oeuvre. Using in the Square Tubes Series D galvanised metal sheets and creating forms that may recall ventilation pipe systems, Posenenske turns to industrially fabricated matter abandoning any kind of individual artist‘s gesture and thus being catapulted in the centre of the Minimal Art movement. Without any given instructions by the artist the Square Tubes Series D - like the reliefs from the series B and C - may be assembled by any person in any context. This participatory element of Posenenske‘s work highlights her social and political involvement expressed in her art.