Mark Manders Room with Chairs and Factory 2002-08

  • Not on view

Described by the artist as “self-portrait as a building,” Room with Chairs and Factory is part of Manders’s ongoing
exploration of self through architecture. This installation portrays a suspended moment, a kind of snapshot of the
artist’s studio midway through the creation process. “Although I frequently spend years on a composition, it
has to appear as if it’s been made without any interruption and left behind a moment ago.” Fox/Mouse/Belt is an
example: it looks like it was molded out of wet clay when in fact it was cast in bronze. Ironically, a long process was
needed to achieve the appearance of haste.

Gallery label from 2019
Medium
Wood, iron, rubber, painted epoxy, painted ceramic, painted canvas, painted wig, chair, and offset print on paper
Dimensions
Overall approximately 10' 5 1/4" x 7' 10 1/2" x 13' 3 1/2" (318.1 x 240 x 405.1 cm)
Credit
Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds
Object number
393.2010
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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