Secession opens Robert Irwin: Double Blind

. July 6, 2013

Secession presents Robert Irwin: Double Blind an exhibition on view July 5–September 1, 2013.

Robert Irwin, Double Blind, Installation view, Secession 2013, Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Robert Irwin, Double Blind, Installation view, Secession 2013, Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann


The US artist Robert Irwin will present his new installation Double Blind in the Secession’s main gallery. The work is a response to the properties of the space, a way of working for which the artist has coined the term “site-conditioned.” Double Blind is one of only a few site-conditioned installations that Irwin has realized in Europe and the most recent opus in the artist’s long-term engagement with the themes of perception and experience, with light, aesthetics, and questions of reality and illusion.

Robert Irwin, born 1928 in Long Beach, California, lives and works in San Diego, California. Numerous international solo exhibitions, among others at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Kölnischer Kunstverein; the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the White Cube, London; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Robert Irwin’s creative work is inextricably bound up with his inquiry into philosophical questions of perception, understanding, experience, and aesthetics on which he has written extensively. An anthology of these texts can be found in the publication Robert Irwin, Notes toward a conditional art. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2011). He has also given many lectures and taught at universities and art institutions. Irwin holds honorary doctorates by the San Francisco Art Institute (since 1979) and by the Otis Parson’s Art Institute in California (since 1992).

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