Fred Sandback at MCA Denver from

One building and 16 ounces of string, that’s what one finds at MCA/Denver. Of course it’s much more than that. The conceptual, minimalist sculptures of Fred Sandback create transparent planes that change the perspective of the otherwise bare galleries at the museum, providing new insight for the viewer. Sandback was born in 1943 and died in 2003. His sculptures play off the minimal spaces of the museum’s architecture by David Adjaye and while only a few ounces of string, the suggestions of defining, cutting, remolding and reshaping the space works well here. It’s string and everything within and around it. Simple, but not quite profound.

The exhibition is currently on view at MCA/Denver for more information visit their website at:

Note: The video in this post was updated on October 25, 2011 with press images and credit lines for the work as provided by MCA/Denver.

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  1. Wendy Bredehoft Avatar
    Wendy Bredehoft

    We had a Fred Sandback exhibit here at the University of Wyoming Art Museum a number of years ago and it was transformative! You will never consider space in the same way again once you move through Sandback’s spaces. One of my all-time favorites.


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