Jannis Kounellis

Untitled

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Despite being an atheist spiritual symbols, such as bells, are central to Kounellis’s Mediterranean identity and hold important cultural significance for the artist. The artist has been working with bells since the 1990s, often contrasting their elegance and precision with more haphazard forms. Here the ageing, rickety tables appear hardly able to sustain the accumulated weight of the bells. In arranging the bells on tables, rather than allowing them to hang in the manner they were designed, Kounellis has deliberately silenced them.

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  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    AL00186
  • artist:
    Jannis KounellisGreek (1936-2017)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Four wooden tables and seven bronze bells
  • date created:
    2006
  • measurements:
    Displayed: 144.00 x 201.00 x 352.00 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
  • copyright:
    © Jannis Kounellis.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis