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Cady Noland

Deep Social Space

  • Year1989
  • MaterialScaffolding poles, stanchions, chromed poles, American flag, grill with handcuffs, room divider, crutch, trolley with letterbox and potato chips, metal basket with beer cans, bread rolls, orthopedic bandage, horse saddle with blankets, music stand with cow bells, metal grids and racks, wood and metal rings, various objects
  • Year of acquisition1992
  • Inventory numberUAB 323
  • On viewCurrently not exhibited
  • Copyright© Cady Noland. Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich

More about the artwork

Cady Noland’s installation “Deep Social Space” recalls the detritus from a typical American barbecue: a kettle grill, beer cans, burger buns, an American flag, chips, and a Marlboro trash can, as well as some signifiers of rural America, such as saddles and blankets for horses. But the mood is unsettling, even aggressive. Not only do the carefully arranged objects look unused, almost clinically clean, but the scaffolding encloses the ensemble and seems to prevent free movement. If nothing else, the handcuffs reveal the ominous side of this supposedly harmless setting. What remains are the elements that govern our daily coexistence: consumption and advertising, barriers and fences. The objects can, in a rather brutal way, be understood as signifiers of social seclusion and exclusion.

Cady Noland, Deep Social Space, 1989, UAB 323aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cady Noland, Deep Social Space, 1989, UAB 323aus der Sammlung Brandhorst

Further artworks

Cy Twombly , Untitled, 2003, UAB 483
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003 Basement floor
Schwarzer Scherenschnitt, der eine verzerrtes Profil einer Person zeigt, die ihren Mund weit geöffnet hat und deren Haare aussehen, als würden sie im Wind wehen.
Kara Walker Miss Rona’s Hello, 2020 Ground floor
Werk bestehend aus einem schwarzen und einem gelben Quadrat mit Stecknadeln und mit jeweiliger zentraler Aufschrift 'Black is Beautiful'
Pope.L Black is Beautiful (Starry Nite), 2002 Ground floor
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Alex Katz Couple, 1996 Ground floor
Cy Twombly, Untitles (Geata), 1992, UAB 467aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1992 Upper floor