Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Argentina —
Welded Iron, Aluminum Mesh, and Outdoor Paint 158 x 34 x 11"
OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection
Gift of the Government of Argentina
Septiembre is a double life-size sculpture in aluminum mesh and welded iron. It is a wavy silhouette figure that curves graciously. Despite its monumental size (158 x 34 x 11 in.) the figure looks subtle and light because you can see through it and because it is almost bi-dimensional. Spring begins in September in the Southern Hemisphere, therefore, this silhouette is associated with youth, the joy of life, love, and flowers. In 1990 Marta Minujín made a series of twelve silhouettes called Los meses del ańo (Months of the Year) that were created over the course of a year and, according to the artist, they represent the passing of time. Minujín - best known for her performances, her "happenings," and large-scale sculptures-says: "They are ecological works of art because they are transformed with the climate and they integrate with the landscape. My idea is that they interact with the atmospheric changes and nature, they are moved by
Erected by Art Museum of the Americas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Environment • Women.
Location. 38° 53.585′ N, 77° 2.492′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 18th Street Northwest north of Virginia Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 18th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Museum of Modern Art of Latin America (a few steps from this marker); Simón Bolívar (within shouting distance of this marker); José Cecilio del Valle (within shouting distance of this marker); Eloy Alfaro (within shouting distance of this marker); Cordell Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); José Artigas Memorial (about Constitution Hall (about 300 feet away); Pablo Neruda (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.