The Blue Carpet

Concept drawing for the exhibition in Marrakesh, 1997, 34 x 25 cm, signed and dated bottom right

YEAR: 1997

CATALOG NUMBER: 106

NOTES

See No 118

PROVENANCE

Collection of the artist

EXHIBITIONS

Marrakesh
Méditations 15 Mar 1997 — 5 Apr 1997 (Organization: art for The World)

Antwerp, MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
16 Installaties, 17 Apr 1998 — 23 Aug 1998 (as part of No 118, 16 Installations, Room 14)

DESCRIPTION

The installation consists of two rooms in a ‘preliminary’ dwelling. The installation is triangular in shape (see diagram). There is nothing in the rooms except for a few pairs of shoes standing in front of a narrow door leading into the other ‘main’ dwelling. These shoes standing near the entrance should indicate that the viewer should take his shoes off, too (incidentally, this is also written in the special announcement). Having taken off his shoes, the viewer enters into a large space that is covered with a large blue carpet with geometric designs. There are small drawings and texts in frames standing right up against one another along the entire perimeter of the room at the bottom of the walls. Hence, this is an uninterrupted exposition that by its size and placement has turned the lower part of the entire space into an ornament. The drawings are small (25 x 25 cm), and you can only view them by bending down. This is not required, since having taken off his shoes and stretched out on the carpet, he will most likely withdraw into a quiet meditative state. The lighting and the architecture will help him, for they create a ‘strange’ space of soft illumination coming from specially made windows.

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