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Sculpting in Time


Sculpting in Time

Curated by Leonhard Emmerling and Brian D. Butler

Exhibition dates:
ARTSPACE 14 March – 19 April 2008
ST PAUL ST 14 March – 2 May 2008

ARTSPACE and ST PAUL ST are proud to present an exhibition by Swiss artist Roman Signer. This is the first solo exhibition of Signer’s work in the Southern Hemisphere and coincides with the artist’s 70th birthday in 2008.
Unlike previous exhibitions, Sculpting in Time concentrates solely on Signer’s films. All the works in the exhibition were conceived as film works, not as documentation of the artist’s (performative) events. In this exhibition the film is primary and the event secondary.
Initiated by ST PAUL ST, the exhibition will be shown in two of New Zealand’s leading contemporary art venues, ARTSPACE and ST PAUL ST. In addition to this, two works will be showing at Window, located in the foyer of the University of Auckland’s General Library, and in the window of Shop 6 on the corner of Karangahape Road and Symonds Street, courtesy of the Langham Hotel.
ST PAUL ST Director Leonhard Emmerling says: “It is a great honour to curate the first solo exhibition of Roman Signer’s film work in New Zealand. I am a big admirer of Signer’s work and I am happy to see the project take place on such a large scale over several venues in Auckland.”

The opening reception begins at 6pm on Thursday 13 March at ARTSPACE with an opening speech by H.E. Dr Beat Nobs, Ambassador of Switzerland. The reception continues at ST PAUL ST from 7pm.

Roman Signer (born 1938) lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Major projects include Sculpture Projects Münster, 1997 and the Swiss Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2006 Signer was awarded Kunstpreis Aachen, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.
A book with essays by Brian D. Butler and Leonhard Emmerling will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

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