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© Jannis Kounellis

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Untitled 2004

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Kounellis’s recent installations respond to the current cultural and political climate. Describing this piece as “a clash of civilisations; a meeting of technology and spirituality”, his organisation of rigid steel crucifixes upon traditionally woven Turkish carpets emphasises the contrast between industrially-made products and unique craftwork, Eastern traditions and Western ritual. While the rhythmic pattern of the textiles brings together these conflicting elements, a single tweed overcoat and trilby hat hang enigmatically at one end. Appearing like strangely dislocated fragments of a more coherent whole, Kounellis calls into question the position of the individual in relation to our wider society.


  • Acc. No. AR00073
  • Medium Steel, carpets, 2 hooks, coat and hat
  • Size 2250.00 x 700.00 x 300.00 cm (display dimensions vary)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008