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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 208 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

Nothingness

INTO THE VOID OF IVES KLEIN

Why are you so petrified of silence? Here, can you handle this...

—“All I Really Want,” Alanis Morissette

 

Ives Klein harnessed the palpable tension many individuals associate with emptiness as the principle medium for Le Vide, a walk-through exhibit consisting of nothing more than a whitewashed room.

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Artists throughout history, from ancient Japanese gardeners to postmodern minimalists, have made use of empty space to purposefully call attention to an object of interest. ...

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