Space / Object

Langlands and Bell (1955;1959 - )

Diptych of wall-mounted, framed and glazed sculptural panels: wood, paint, lacquer, glass

1999

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    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad

    The two buildings depicted in this work are the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the British Museum in London. The architectural models of the museums appear to be floating in space, and their unconventional positions make us question our relationship to the buildings. The Pushkin in particular seems no longer to be a place we can walk around and view objects, but seems an object in its own right. Langlands and Bell regard these two institutions as having a more or less equivalent status within their respective cities and cultures. "Space / Object" can be understood as a representation of the cultural and political relationships between Russia and Great Britain, and was commissioned for the British Embassy in Moscow in 2001.

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    Title
    Space / Object
    Date
    1999
    Medium
    Diptych of wall-mounted, framed and glazed sculptural panels: wood, paint, lacquer, glass
    Dimensions
    each 140 cm x 140 cm
    Acquisition
    Commissioned from the artists, November 1999
    Inscription
    "SPACE/OBJECT" (DIPTYCH) / PUSHKIN MUSEUM, MOSCOW / BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON / Langlands & Bell 1999
    Provenance
    Commissioned from the artists for the new British Embassy, Moscow 1999.
    GAC number
    17441