Stanley Brouwn Steps (9.11.1970) 1970

  • Not on view

Travel is essential to Brouwn; many of his works document his walks, tracing their locations and distances. In Steps (9.11.1970), though, instead of walking, Brouwn focuses on public transportation, mapping his routes across Amsterdam on a particular day. Brouwn underscores movement as a foundational part of experience in the modern city, where we may move instantaneously among the roles of pedestrian, navigator, and passenger. Missing are the qualities that fill out that experience: the sights and sounds of the city and our encounters with other people. Through this absence Brouwn contrasts the multiple dimensions of city life with the two-dimensional artwork.

Gallery label from 2019
Felt-tip pen on four maps
Each: 32 x 39 3/4" (81.3 x 101 cm)
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