Sansibar, Leni Hoffmann
Leni Hoffmann
Sansibar
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Leni Hoffmann

Sansibar, 2012


Physical Description
Room drawing, cable, 2 lines, 1 electrical cable
Inventory Number
St.P651
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Our first thought might be that building workers have left behind some power cables after completing their work. Hanging from the museum ceiling, the cables now lie loosely coiled on the floor. For a random product, however, these loops are remarkably regular. Indeed: this is in fact a 'drawing in space' by the artist Leni Hoffmann. The execution of such site-specific works is characteristic of her oeuvre. 'Sansibar' consists of two yellow cables which always lie in coils but should never overlap each other - that is the concept of the work. Hoffmann has here transformed the omnipresent design element of the line into an object in space.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Sansibar (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Room drawing, cable, 2 lines, 1 electrical cable
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 41A393 electric installation, fittings, e.g. socket, plug, light switch, cable, wire

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Last update

25.01.2021