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Metal Fence

Metal Fence

1991

Cady Noland

(American, b. 1956)

Chain-link fence

240 x 420 x 10 cm (94 1/2 x 165 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Scott Mueller Collection 3.2021

Did you know?

At other times this Metal Fence has been installed in the center of a gallery space, so that viewers can walk around and through it.

Description

"I like using objects in the original sense, letting objects just be what they are," says Cady Noland. Through this philosophy and her choice of materials, Noland draws on traditions of the ready-made, when mass-manufactured items were introduced into art, as well as 1960s Minimalism, which relied on simple geometric forms and industrial materials. Noland uses these aesthetic languages, however, to subtly question America's founding principles and ideals. Consisting of a simple chain-link fence with an opening, this work invites reflection on the politics of exclusion.

See also
Collection: 
CONTEMP - Sculpture
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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