Imagine a Breeze

2019

Breeze Blocks, Ribbon, Ventilator, Closed Window

140 x 100 x 60cm

(Photo by Alina Koschnike)

In reference to Lawrence Weiner’s work, Maness develops the idea of an oxymoron, a contradiction: Creating the sense of a breeze coming in from a closed window.

Taking up the approach of a contrasting moment as in Weiner’s work “As far as the eye can see” (1988), where the artist presents the eponymous phrase on a wall and thereby literally blocks the way of the visitor’s view, Maness gives you the impression of something that can’t actually be true.

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