Ci-gît l’Espace (1960)
If you're stateside this year, be sure to check out the comprehensively rare retrospective of Yves Klein's work in America - a first in almost thirty years. In conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the collection of two-hundred works will be exhibited thematically through the artist's infamous series of monochromes, fire paintings and sculptural reliefs. It will be a rare chance to see Ci-gît l’Espace (1960) and Ex-voto, dédié à Sainte-Rita (1961) in all of their gold-leaf glory. As with Hypothetically, the exhibition - curated by Kerry Walker and Phillipe Vergne - invite the viewer to see Klein as more than an object maker, but as a thinker and a philosopher: an artist in the contemporary world.
Ex-voto, dédié à Sainte-Rita (1961)
Yves Klein: The Void, Full Powers will be on display at the Hirshhorn Museum until 12th September 2010 and will travel to the Walker Art Center from 23rd October 2010 - 13th February 2011.