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Fondazione Zegna, All’Aperto
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Roman Signer Fondazione Zegna, All’Aperto
Edited by Barbara Casavecchia.
Texts by Anna Zegna, Andrea Zegna, Barbara Casavecchia, Giovanni Carmine, Roman Signer.
published in August 2013
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
80 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-88-6749-043-1
EAN: 9788867490431
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A complete documentation on Roman Signer's first permanent public commission.
Invited by Barbara Casavecchia and Andrea Zegna, curators of the All'Aperto project, to create a public work for the area around Trivero (BI), for the fourth edition of the event Roman Signer presented the work Horloge, a large “time-sculpture” four meters in height, in which the Swiss artist comes to terms with his first permanent public commission.
The catalogue illustrates Signer's project for All'Aperto through a fine selection of images and documentation, to narrate the genesis, production and installation of this site-specific piece, as well as the action that took place at the opening. The volume begins with a preface by Anna Zegna and an introduction by Andrea Zegna, followed by an extensive conversation between Roman Signer, Barbara Casavecchia and Giovanni Carmine, director of Kunsthalle St. Gallen. Starting with Horloge, Signer explains many things: from his early experiences of failure in the factory, to his obsession with clocks and volcanos, all the way to his work as a sculptor of time.
See also: Dan Graham – Mirror Landscape ; Daniel Buren – Textile Works; Liliana Moro – 29,88 KMQ.
Born 1938 in Appenzell, Switzerland, Roman Signer lives and works in St. Gallen.