RUDOLF STINGEL: PLAN B
- Date: July 01 - 29, 2004
- Location: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
- Artists: RUDOLF STINGEL
Plan B is artist Rudolf Stingel's first major public sculpture outside of art institutions. Stingel often uses carpet in his work, so much so that he has virtually claimed the material as his own. With Plan B he is installing wall-to-wall carpeting out of its usual context - onto an outdoor plaza and lobby at the prestigious Walker Art Center, and in the very public and monumental Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. The carpet he is using could easily be found in an Upper East Side hotel or Vegas casino. Yet, Stingel customized the colors from a pre-existing pattern to create a slightly "off" sensibility. The effect of the installations will be welcoming yet disorienting; highlighting the tension that exists in contemporary art’s position as both public culture and home decoration. Ultimately, however, this is a very optimistic and dynamic minimalist artwork that will have a stunning dialogue with its urban architectural surroundings. The flower motif, in purples and blues, will compliment the summer months of installation.