• Walter De Maria

    Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

    For Walter De Maria, a work of art expresses the idea of realizing the absolute. There is also a global and historical aspect to De Maria’s art, which could previously be seen in his unrealized project Olympic Earth Sculpture, 1971, planned for Munich; it appears again in the two sculptures that De Maria created especially for this exhibition. (Eleven Part Circle of the Large Rod Series, 1986, was also included here, but had been exhibited elsewhere.)

    The first, The Beginning and End of Infinity/The 25-Meter Rod, 1987, looked precious and auratic in the dim light of the gallery. This work consists

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