Sol Lewitt

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

The new exhibition rooms here provided nearly ideal conditions for Sol LeWitt’s new wall paintings. A generous complex of exhibition spaces has taken shape in a skylit hall that formerly served as a cafeteria, its centerpiece a square room open on one side. A room-within-a-room has thus been created, an art space that, far from camouflaging its affinity with stage space, emphasizes that quality. These spatial and atmospheric conditions contributed substantially to the effect of LeWitt’s wall paintings by introducing an element of theater and allowing them to appear in a new light.

The work, Stars from 3 Points to 10 Points, 1983, consists of eight quadratic paintings covering three walls and separated from one another by vertical bars of gray. Each pictorial field, blue in color, presents one star, the first with three points, the second with four, and on up to ten. The choice of color is

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