Roman Signer, New Sculptures, Videos and Installations, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, May 25 – Sept 15, 2019
Signer’s sculptures are his words, he says: a lawnmower and a chair, a boot, an umbrella and a kayak. He develops processual assemblages in ever new combinations to create new works. And the “words” keep turning into new sentences. In order for these to function, they sometimes need water, wind, fire or sand; and they always need the participation of the visitor to open the artist’s gaze onto the absurdities of human existence.
These works to be exhibited in Zug are new, never before presented in Switzerland. And it’s the calmer aspects of Signer’s oeuvre that will be shown. Whoever likes the “explosive” Signer will still find his humour in these new works, even if it approaches us gently. Extravagance is just one aspect of Signer, his conceptual superstructure another. And these works also possess a tender poetry that touches the very basis of our humanity.
Curated by Matthias Haldemann.
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Image: Roman Signer, Gymnastikball, 2018, Video, Photo: Roman Signer