Sunday, May 24, 2009

Neon from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Arin Rungjang

We know about artists utilizing space in their work, and exhibition spaces becoming the work, but here the artist transplants one space into another. As ubiquitous as white walls and fluorescent lighting are (even neon work), Rungjang evokes the variance permitted by the more inescapable and less blatant: different suppliers, opacity, shade, lifespan, casing, and so on.