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Marta Minujín

 
 
Marta Minujín Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 12, 2018
1. Marta Minujín Marker
Inscription.
Marta Minujín
b.1943
Argentina

Septiembre, 1990
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 the wind, covered by snow or leaves, get wet with the rain and birds can nest inside them." In 2012 three of
Marta Minujín Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 12, 2018
2. Marta Minujín Marker
these sculptures, Abril, Agosto, and Septiembre, were exhibited at the terrace of MALBA Museum - Colección Costantini, in Buenos Aires. Three of them are also in the Andes at the Salentein winery in Mendoza Argentina. - C.B.
 
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Location. 38° 53.585′ N, 77° 2.492′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 18th Street NW north of Virginia Avenue NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20240, United States of America.
 
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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constitution Hall (about 300 feet away); Pablo Neruda (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
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Base of <i>Septiembre, 1990</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 12, 2018
3. Base of Septiembre, 1990
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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