Air Routes of Japan (Night & Day)

Langlands and Bell (1955;1959 - )

Diptych: screenprint on acrylic sheet inside painted, glazed wood boxes

1998

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy

    This pair of works, or diptych, appears at first glance to be entirely abstract. The two images are, however, representations of air routes across Japan. They resemble the diagrams printed in in-flight magazines, showing domestic and international flight routes. Langlands and Bell have been working in collaboration since the late 1970s and are fascinated by the codes and systems which govern our lives. Night and day, and the twenty-four-hour pace of modern life, are suggested here through the artists' use of white on black and black on white.

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  • Details
    Title
    Air Routes of Japan (Night & Day)
    Edition
    2/5
    Date
    1998
    Medium
    Diptych: screenprint on acrylic sheet inside painted, glazed wood boxes
    Dimensions
    height: 77.00 x 77.00 cm, width: 64.00 x 64.00 cm, depth: 11.00 x 11.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artists, July 1999
    Inscription
    left side, verso: AIR ROUTES OF JAPAN (NIGHT) / [DIPTYCH: LEFT HAND PANEL] / Langlands & Bell 1998 / 2/5 right side, verso: AIR ROUTES OF JAPAN (DAY) / [DIPTYCH: RIGHT HAND PANEL] / Langlands & Bell 1998 / 2/5
    GAC number
    17396