Roman Signer

Swiss artist Roman Signer (born 1938 in Appenzell) has been redefining sculpture for more than 40 years and is now regarded as one of the finest representatives of Process and Conceptual art. He produces elementary dynamic sculptures and installations, also known as time sculptures for their preoccupation with the transformation of materials and objects through time. In his actions, acceleration and change are part of the creative process and he uses photography and moving image to document his work.
His work has been presented in numerous museums and galleries worldwide and has been selected for prestigious international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, where he represented Switzerland in 1999, Skulptur Projekte Münster (1997) as well as Documenta 8 in Kassel where during "Action in front of the Orangerie" he catapulted 350.000 sheets of paper into the air simultaneously with an explosive charge.

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Roman Signer - Rotes Tuch
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Roman Signer - A Step Towards the Sea (+ DVD)
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
(last copies available!)
A Step Towards the Sea tells the relationship between the artist and Italy through a selection of installation views and video works. The accompanying DVD includes an unreleased film and a documentation on every actions carried out in Italy by Signer since the 1990s.
Roman Signer - Kanalgeräusche (vinyl LP)
Tochnit Aleph
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First ever sound-edition by famous Swiss sculptor and conceptual artist Roman Signer. Recorded 1982 in the River Steinach, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Roman Signer - Fondazione Zegna, All\'Aperto
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A complete documentation on Roman Signer's first permanent public commission.

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