PC: Research Centre of Art and Sciences - KETE, Athens - 1980
LC: ACG - John S. Bailey Library, Level 0 Reading Area
CM: Takis' first Magnetic Wall appeared in 1961. ACG's Magnetic Wall of 1976 is a complex work of felicitous grace. A bright yellow canvas screens magnets, which at minute distance from its surface hold five objects in suspension, each attached by a separate transparent wire to the ceiling. Although concealed, the magnets obtrude upon the canvas surface, forming irregular swellings which cast shadows, especially pronounced when the canvas is viewed from an angle. Takis insists that his 'walls' be also viewed in profile for only thus the complex interplay of color-field, canvas surface, suspended objects, becomes manifest. [Takis Monographies p.152]. Structurally, Magnetic Wall can be viewed in terms of color-field art, serving as target for magnetic energy with its component parts; magnets, magnetized objects, and their tethers.
[Megakles Rogakos 12/2004]
CALAS, HÉLÈNA & NICOLAS Takis: Monographies 1984 Editions Galilée, Paris
ANTHOLOGY Takis 1993 Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris