“. . . meet the Tetracono.”* Dexter Sinister at COLLI independent art gallery, Rome

 

COLLI independent art gallery is currently presenting “…meet the Tetracono.”*, a project by the American duo Dexter Sinister.

In 1965, Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari released the Tetracono with an event and exhibition at the Danese Milano showroom, inviting spectators to “. . . meet the Tetracono” as if it was a person. Instead Tetracono is a multiple product, an austere 15-cm black steel cube housing four aluminum cones, each painted half-red and half-green, designed to spin at four distinct speeds on an 18-minute cycle. Its function is to “show forms while they are in the process of becoming.”

Developed from a 6-month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, this setup features a rotating installation of 4 posters upstairs and a refreshed inventory of specific design titles in the bookshop downstairs, together with a short background video. Limited edition silkscreen posters announce the future exhibition project by Dexter Sinister at the beginning of 2018 in the COLLI independent space.

Installation view, Dexter Sinister, “…meet the Tetracono.”*, 2017.
Image Courtesy: Colli Independent art gallery, Roma.

 

Installation view, Dexter Sinister, “…meet the Tetracono.”*, 2017.
Image Courtesy: Colli Independent art gallery, Roma.

 

Installation view, Dexter Sinister, “…meet the Tetracono.”*, 2017.
Image Courtesy: Colli Independent art gallery, Roma.

 

Installation view, Dexter Sinister, “…meet the Tetracono.”*, 2017.
Image Courtesy: Colli Independent art gallery, Roma

 

COLLI independent art gallery – Via di Monserrato, 40
14 June – 30 July 2017