Tony Feher on Dan Flavin

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

February 23, 2009    add to my calendar

New York-based artist Tony Feher was born in 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among his recent one-person shows are exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2007); Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2005); La FundaciĆ³n La Caixa, Lleida, Spain (2004); and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2002).

Dan Flavin was born in 1933 in New York City, where he later studied art history at the New School for Social Research (1956) and Columbia University (1957-59). His first solo show was at the Judson Gallery, New York, in 1961. Flavin made his first work with electric light that same year, and he began using commercial fluorescent bulbs in 1963. Major exhibitions of Flavin's work include those at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1967), the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1969), and the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1989). In 1983, Dia opened the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York, a permanent exhibition designed by the artist in a converted firehouse and open to the public each summer. In 1992 Flavin created a monumental installation for the reopening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He died in 1996, leaving designs for a light installation for Milan's Chiesa Rossa that was realized posthumously with Dia's support. Flavin's last completed work, untitled (1996) occupies the stairwell at Dia's exhibition space in Chelsea.

Funding

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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New York-based artist Tony Feher was born in 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among his recent one-person shows are exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2007); Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2005); La FundaciĆ³n La Caixa, Lleida, Spain (2004); and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2002).

Dan Flavin was born in 1933 in New York City, where he later studied art history at the New School for Social Research (195

 
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