ramón jiménez cárdenas
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Flavin’s “Hot Rod” and Judd’s Fetish #1

powder coated rebar and steel, enameled light bulbs and epoxy clay
Lamp: 15” x 13” x 37” Table: 16” x 16” x 18”

Inspired after reading Anne Chave’s critical writings about artists like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and other artists in the minimalist movement. Chave describes the artists as a brute force physically seizing over the gallery space. They would often do so in a language of heavy industrialized materials while being aloof from the manufacturing process.

The collection’s purpose is to expose masculinity through rhetorics of power used by white male artists during the 1960s.