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MICHAEL HEIZER'S +

MICHAEL HEIZER'S "DOUBLE NEGATIVE" on the Eastern Edge of the Mormon Mesa, Nevada

Double Negative, 1969, is Michael Heizer’s massive Land Art intervention located on the Eastern Edge of the Mormon Mesa, Nevada. While it takes hundreds of millions of years for natural erosion to create the adjacent canyons, it took a couple for Heizer to remove 240,000 tons of rocks, right in the middle of nowhere. The adventure of finding the piece itself is worth the visit and makes you wonder: "What’s the point?" The question needs to stay open, it is the essence of Vanity in its classical meaning. People have built monumental bridges, dams and tunnels for a reason, Michael Heizer makes a giant hole in the middle of nowhere or a giant sculptural city for nobody and it reminds us that Art does not need any reasons. Double Negative belongs to the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Photo Alexis Dahan

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ALEXIS DAHAN'S EXHIBITION GALLERY

ALEXIS DAHAN'S EXHIBITION "IF THE GAME IS THE ART, IS CHANCE THE ARTIST?" EXHIBITION at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

"If the game is the art, is chance the artist?" is a public and participatory installation that explores the concept of chance. Alexis Dahan invites onlookers to sit down with him and play "Lewitt Machine", a game that transforms their dice-generated chance into an abstract drawing. At the end of the 15-20 minute participatory performance, a coin toss determines if the guest or artist keeps the drawing that was created. In addition, the Stephane Mallarmé poem, "A Throw of Dice Will Never Abolish Chance", is featured as a light installation on the studio windows, in which Dahan used chance to change the order of the poem's original 12 spreads. Alexis Dahan's "If the game is the art, is chance the artist?" in participation with Art Production Fund, runs until March 16th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Photo Camilla Oldenkamp

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