Pieces of Sol LeWitt’s sculpture Double Negative Pyramid
Februari 2018 – Startweekend residenties@Platvvorm kunstenaarsinitiatief
Platvvorm – Katelijne de Corte (www.platvvorm.org)
In Lituania, just outside of the capital Vilnius lies a sculpture park. It contains many shapes and ideas from 60’s and 70’s minimalism and has sculptures by Sol LeWitt, Magdalena Abakanowicz and Dennis Oppenheim as well as many sculptures of the founder Gintaras Karosas. This park is founded in 1991 just after the fall of the Soviet Union. I visited the park in 2017 and took notice of two things. The first was the focus on western 60 and 70’s artworks well outside of their era. A testiment to the will of residents of the Soviet Union to get in contact with contemporary artworld of the west. The second was a level of decay upon the artworks as well as the terrain. As if Lituania in 2017 wasn’t waiting for the west to arrive at all. To recreate this feeling I picked up a few pieces of the plaster that fell of the sculpture Double Negative Pyramid by Sol LeWitt to create the work Negative of Double Negative; a recreation of a patch of forest ground surrounding the sculpture.