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superb exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018
Pictured detail of #SolLeWitt
, Wall drawing No. 289, #1976
Encapsulating the artist’s idea that “the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work,” Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings are actually sets of instructions that others execute when the work is to be exhibited. Wall Drawing No. 289, when implemented fully, covers four walls, of which only the fourth is on view here— a possibility LeWitt left open and that speaks to the work’s adaptability. The exact angle and length of the lines here—twenty-four from the center, twelve from the midpoint of each of the sides, and twelve from each corner—are determined by those who draw them, and the work may be adapted to fit a variety of architectural contexts. Consequently, the wall drawing is scalable and can differ significantly with each realization. Although it is executed by a human rather than a computer, its language-based instructions function as a program would in a digital work of art.
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