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Volumen (Summer Sculpture Series)

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Volumen © Courtesy of the artist & The Morgan Library & Museum
Volumen (Summer Sculpture Series)

225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
July 19th, 2013 - November 3rd, 2013

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Tue-Thu 10:30-5 p.m. Fri 10:30 -9; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
sculpture, installation

DESCRIPTION

This summer the Morgan continues its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala. This site-specific work is composed of thousands of sheets of handmade paper, some of them printed with images of autograph manuscripts from the museum's collections, connected together with bookbinding yarn and suspended from the ceiling of the Morgan's Gilbert Court. According to the artist, Volumen is a visual celebration of paper as the "pictorial carrier" employed by artists, writers, and composers to express human creativity. The title alludes not only to the large size of the work but also to the word lumen—for the luminous flux of light that changes the work's appearance throughout the day in the glass-enclosed, 50-foot-high court.