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Heimo Zobernig Catalogue
Edited by Heimo Zobernig, Catherine Chevalier, Charlotte Laubard.
Texts by Yann Chateigné Tytelman,
Catherine Chevalier,
Helmut Draxler,
Klemens Gruber,
Moritz Küng,
Charlotte Laubard,
Diletta Mansella,
Monika Meister,
Juliane Rebentisch,
Peter Weibel,
Heimo Zobernig.

Graphic design: Experimental Jetset (www.jetset.nl).

Published with the CAPC, musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux.
published in April 2010
bilingual edition (English / French)
21,5 x 30,2 (integra cover)
224 pages (color & b/w ill.)
€35.00
ISBN: 978-2-84066-318-8
EAN: 9782840663188
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An “experimental monograph” (conceived by Heimo Zobernig) which offers a sidelong journey through the multi-facetted body of workmade by the Austrian artist since more than 30 years, which also offers a novel line of thinking about the layout of an artwork, and gathers a selection of “historical” texts and new commissioned essays.
This book, conceived as an “experimental monograph”, offers a sidelong journey through the multi-facetted body of workmade by the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig, from his earliest pieces which appeared in the late 1970s to his most recent works, by bringing together a number of projects selected by the artist around notions of theatricality and display.
For some thirty years, publications have been an essential factor in his art praxis. Just like exhibition venues, Zobernig sees the printed medium as a site for questioning production standards and representational conventions through a system of displacements and shifts. The book also offers a novel line of thinking about the layout of an artwork.
The artist decided to hand the entire job of designing this book over to the graphic designers Experimental Jetset. Interacting with the artist's editorial praxis, they presents the works in chronological order, but with a quite specific visual treatment under the form of an evolving chromatic sequencing, introducing a cinematic effect – a kind of visual and philological emanation of the chronology.
The book also gathers a selection of “historical” texts (Helmut Draxler, Klemens Gruber, Monika Meister, Juliane Rebentisch, Peter Weibel, Heimo Zobernig) and new essays, specifically written about the issues of theatricality and display (Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Catherine Chevalier, Moritz Küng, Diletta Mansella).
Published on the occasion of the Heimo Zobernig exhibition at CAPC, Bordeaux, from May to August 2009.
Heimo Zobernig (born 1958 in Mauthen, Austria, lives and works in Vienna) has been viewed as a key figure on the Austrian art scene since the early 1980s. His oeuvre explores themes of minimalism, the historical loading of the opposing pair of "figurativeness vs. abstraction," and the problem as to what art is or can be—its outward form and function.