Rémy Zaugg: The Question of Perception

Cat. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Eva Schmidt and Javier Hontoria
texts (English) by Mathilde de Croix, Javier Hontoria, Eva Schmidt and texts by Rémy Zaugg
216 p with 295 coloured illustrations
240 x 170 mm, softcover with flaps

ISBN 978-3-86442-142-6

39,80 €

Other versions of this title: 
German version, ISBN 978-3-86442-141-9

Key Works / Key Texts

Interdisciplinary approach and theoretical foundation in artistic practice have always been part of the work by Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943–2005), yet for him, painting had always remained essential. His artistic ­position therefore still remains quite unique not least ­because he, first of all, posed the existential question of perception. Without the artist’s, as well as the viewers’ perception, and the constant confrontation with the ever-changing conditions, there will be no work of art. This can only be process-oriented and subject to various phenomena, and therefore cannot be reduced to just the object. Thus Rémy Zaugg always considered painting (since the 1960s) a kind of basic research for any applied projects, be it in architecture or urbanism. His ­writing on museum and exhibition architecture (from the 1980s and 1990s) may be regarded as key works on artistic examination, where amasingly simple realisations are formulated using rather suggestive rhetoric. This ­retrospective volume appears on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of the artist; there is ­currently no publication on his artwork available on the ­market. In addition, this book contains a small cross section of the unusual essayistic work by the artist.

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 1/11/2015–6/3/2016
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, 7/4–28/8/2016