#145 Michael Asher

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Michael Asher (b. 1943, USA – d. 2012)
Untitled, 1969


This refers to the piece in ‘Spaces’ exhibition at MoMA where Asher installed a tone generator in a gallery wall that cancelled out other sounds at the centre of the room.

I like two aspects of the work – it being a sound piece and yet presenting something to be perceived as removal or absence rather addition (even if it clearly took an addition to make it happen).

I am considering some works that have to do with removal / disguise / replacement, so this seems highly relevant and inspirational.

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