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Mel Chin, Mark Dion, Fritz Haeg, Matthew Day Jackson, Helen + Newton Harrison, Maya Lin, Mary Mattingly, Pedro Reyes, Tomás Saraceno, Stephen Talasnik

Invisible - Visible (Buckminster Fuller Portfolio), 2015

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Portfolio of 10 Gicleé prints on archival paper. Includes works by:

Maya Lin,Everest at 20,000 ft., 2015

Pedro ReyesPirámide Flotante, 2015

Mark Dion, Buckminster Fuller: BeyondCrystallography, 2015

Tomás SaracenoAerocene, 2015

Stephen TalasnikEphemeralization, 2015

Mel Chin, POLYPHASIC NAPPING STATION (aka B-47 Bucky Bed), 2015

Matthew Day JacksonThe Opposite of Nature is Impossible, 2015

Mary Mattingly, Untitled, 2015

Fritz HaegGeodesic Dome at Salmon Creek Farm, 1971, 2015

Helen Harrison & Newton HarrisonTibet is the High Ground, Distillation, 2015

 

20" x 16" each

Edition of 20

Each work in the portfolio is signed.

About The Work

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the publication of an extraordinary portfolio of prints titled INVISIBLE–VISIBLE to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of legendary futurist and visionary, R. Buckminster Fuller. Curated by BFI's Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson, with Daniel Reiser of DRDESIGN, the portfolio includes ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists invited to create new unique works honoring the influence and legacy of Bucky Fuller. The prints have been created at DUGGAL Labs using their state of the art gclee process and printed on archival paper.

Artist Mel Chin says of his edition, "In 1947 Buckminister Fuller created the geodesic dome. In stark contrast, the US military introduced the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, long-range bomber. Its primary use was to drop hydrogen bombs on the Soviet Union. Bucky said, “Call me Trim Tab.”  To honor Fuller, this blueprint is a plan to recycle and reuse the tail section of this obsolete weapon of war and product of fear. By hacking out a twin bed size section from the rudder, preserving the trimtab as an adjustable head rest, it is ready for another Bucky predilection, polyphasic sleep."

"We have done this work in support of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. We sometimes wonder how a original and powerful thinker, like Fuller, would have responded to the growing understanding that we face as a result of our own processes of systems exploitation. This understanding is about outcomes, which appear to be both an emerging mass extinction and concomitant rising entropy in all life systems so exploited," state eco-art duo Helen and Newton Harrison.

Courtesy of Buckminster Fuller Institute

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