chun yun: constellation no. 3 at venice art biennale 09 chun yun: constellation no. 3 at venice art biennale 09
jun 09, 2009

chun yun: constellation no. 3 at venice art biennale 09

‘constellation no.3’ is a site specific installation by chinese artist chun yun, at arsenale part of the ‘fare mondi’ ‘making worlds / bantin duniyan / 制造世界 / weltenmachen / construire des mondes/ fazer mundos…exhibition.

constellation no. 3 by chun yun image © designboom

chun yun recognizes that the meaning of art often resides in interstitial spaces between maker, object and audience. his ongoing work of ‘constellation’ consists of various household electrical appliances divorced from their usual function and installed in a dark room. their flashing indicator lights comprise a small universe.

constellation no. 3 by chun yun image © designboom

constellation no. 3 by chun yun image © designboom

objects only become visible when flash photography is used image © designboom

electrical appliances positioned throughout the space image © designboom

electrical appliances positioned throughout the space image © designboom

various standby lights used, like this fridge image © designboom

  • beautiful,
    was my favorite installation at this year Venice biennale

    ronan says:
  • Actual. Beautiful job! loved it.

    nola says:

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