Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for. Ideas, St Ives, Univers Art, Romans Ondak, The Universe, Tate St, White Rooms, Art Projects, Measuring
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Roman Opałka - The Finite Defined by the Nonfinite :: The late French-born Polish artist Roman Opałka began his famed work by hand-painting a consecutive series of integers, starting with “1” on the uppermost left-hand corner of the canvas, in 1965. He proceeded to produce canvases filled with the progression of numbers continuously following the previous batch. Opalka painted an average of 380 numbers per day. He died on 6 August 2011. His final number painted was 5,607,249.