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    lot 302 — Menno Aden, Untitled Composition 35 + 36 (2017/18)

sold in slot Phosphenes, Flies and other Dots in auction Chapter 3
Concluded. 2021/9/4, 3 pm to 6 pm
sold
minimum price   900 €
price estimate   1.600 €
sale price   1.050 €

size   11.8 inch x 11.8 inch
edition   3/5 (Edition 5 + 2 AP)
signature   Signed and numbered on the verso of the sheet
frame   White half-distance frames (10 mm) with anti-reflective Mirogard glass.
technique   Inkjet print on fine art paper

What looks like constructivist paintings turns out on closer inspection to be vertically photographed sections of gym floors. Menno Aden took the photos in gymnasiums that were places of fear rather than play - when up to 300 refugees found safe shelter in them. Markings of different playing systems coexisting without touching each other or round floor covers, shifted against each other in playful carelessness, become metaphors of human coexistence against this backdrop.


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