Acrylic, plywood, wood and blue scotch tape

Left side (including 119.5 cm wooden bar): 99.8 x 69.9 x 10.2 cm (39 5/16 x 27 1/2 x 4 in.) Right side: 100 x 70 x 10.1 cm (39 3/8 x 27 9/16 x 4 in.)

Two plywood panels painted with white acrylic are joined by a strip of blue adhesive tape that crosses the piece from side to side and continues on the wall. But then what is this black line that crosses the panel to the right? Where does the shadow projected on the blue line come from? Because Intervention is a highly complex installation, that tricks the view and transcends the line.

By sticking the adhesive tape on a wood bar, Edward Krasiński gives a palpable physicality to this flat accessory he has been using on his drawings, sculptures and installations since 1968. This tridimensional quality finds its negative in the straight perforation that cuts the panel to the right. The physical transposition of Krasiński’s intentions, Intervention exemplifies the reduction of sculpture to a line, thus challenging the traditional forms of art and its meanings.

The panel Intervention by Edward Krasiński was first shown by the Pinault Collection at the 2016 “Accrochage” ("Hanging") exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.