Fred Sandback
Aspects: Fred Sandback’s Sculpture
Publication by Edward A. Vazquez

Written by Edward A. Vazquez, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College, and published by the University of Chicago Press, Aspects: Fred Sandback’s Sculpture is the first comprehensive monograph to have been published about the artist. For Alex Potts, author of The Sculptural Imagination, this publication is "by far the fullest and most illuminating analysis we have of Fred Sandback's spare and subtly experimental work."

Related event:

Friday February 2, 6–8 PM
Edward A. Vazquez joined Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation, to discuss Sandback's artists' books in relation to his sculptural practice. Exhibition copies of the four publications Sandback produced in his lifetime were on view during the event.

Pedestrian Space
Solo exhibiton at Fondation Venet, France
Fred Sandback
Untitled (from Four Variations of Two Diagonal Lines), 1976

June 15 – September 15

Pedestrian Space was the first exhibition in ten years of Fred Sandback's work in France. The title refers to the "pedestrian space," as Sandback called it, of everyday life, which the artist explored in sculptures made by stretching lengths of yarn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally to outline planes and volumes in space.The exhibition featured six sculptures made between 1970 and 2002, a series of prints from 1976 entitled Four Variations of Two Diagonal Lines, and a selection of drawings.

This body of work is the focus of the publication Fred Sandback: Vertical Constructions, which includes texts by Yve-Alain Bois, David Gray, and Lisa Le Feuvre. Published by David Zwirner Books

Monograph documenting five decades of Sandback's career

David Zwirner and Radius Books published Fred Sandback: Decades on the occasion of the artist's 2012 exhibition at the New York gallery. The show presented sculptures and drawings spanning 1969 to 2000, representing each decade of Sandback's career. The publication featues an illustrated chronology from 1968 to 2008, with selected biographical and bibliographical material, as well as new scholarship on Sandback by art historian James Lawrence.

Long-term installation designed by the artist

Fred Sandback designed an installation of works from throughout his career that is on permanent view at the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, New York. Sandback adjusted the works for the space and their relation to one another, slightly changing measurements, proportions, and the hue of the yarn.

The Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. Part of its mission is fulfilled by the realization of long-term installations like Sandback's.

Pictured below: Installation view of Fred Sandback's work at Dia:Beacon, New York