9780500976197

Dieter Roth : Unique Pieces

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500976197

  • ISBN10:

    0500976198

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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Summary

Largely unobserved by the public, the Dieter Roth Museum and the accompanying Schimmelmuseum gradually developed in various phases over the course of 25 years. The product of a unique collaboration between the artist and his friend Philipp Buse, it covers all aspects of Roth's work from the 1950s to his death in 1998. By that time, it housed a remarkable 550 original works, 1,400 prints, around 250 artist's books and all the multiples and specially designed editions created by the artist. The book is divided into four sections, providing a visually exciting survey of Dieter Roth's 'Unique Pieces', referred to by the artist as 'Originale', as well as fascinating insights into his life and work. In Part One, Laslo Glozer's essay 'Leaving to Depart -- Dieter Roth: The Nomad in his Time' makes clear the link between Roth's life and art. Although constantly on the move in Europe and America, Iceland remained a fixed point for 40 years and Glozer shows how his houses and studios become increasingly interwoven with his exhibition installations, beginning with his work in the Swiss pavilion at the 1982 Venice Biennale. Here, instead of exhibiting paintings or sculptures, the artist chose rather an installation which laid bare his everyday life, through the multi-projection of 40 films. Almost 20 years later this theme was reprised in his installation 'Solo-Scenes', shown posthumously at the Biennale of 1999, which presented an even more intimate and poignant blending of art and life. Part Two comprises 156 pages showing the progression of Roth's 'Unique Pieces' from 1950 to 1998.

Author Biography

Dirk Dobke is an art historian and specialist in art photography. He was appointed curator of the Dieter Roth Foundation in 1998, has catalogued the collection and established the internet site where further information on the artist, the museum and the Foundation is available

Table of Contents

Arriving to Depart: Dieter Roth: The Nomad in his Timep. 9
Platesp. 35
The Dieter Roth Foundation: A Unique Collaborationp. 195
Catalogue of the Unique Pieces in the Dieter Roth Foundationp. 217
Appendices
Biographyp. 294
One-man Showsp. 300
Group Showsp. 306
Bibliographyp. 316
Photo creditsp. 318
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