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21st Century: Art in the First Decade installation process

Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Tobias Putrih ‘Connection’ 2004

Work continues on the construction of Tobias Putrih’s Connection 2004, a major sculptural work constructed from cardboard boxes. Diminishing slightly in size so that each box fits into the preceding one, the work playfull undermines both the structural principle of an arch and the heroic dimensions associated with bridges, cathedrals and victory arches. The inherent paradox of a monumental and stable architectural form made of something as impermanent as cardboard is typical of Putrih’s approach to sculpture; as an experimental and constructive process rather than a resolved form.

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