Published on the occasion of Heimo Zobernig's solo exhibition at the Galerie Chantal Crousel in 2023, conceived by the artist, this catalogue carries on his reflections developed in the exhibition space.
The book introduces a series of works produced over the past forty years and develops the inquiries that have been part of his practice such as the process of production, the work's autonomy and the exhibition as medium. It includes a text by Stéphanie Moisdon, curator of the exhibition, as well as detailed descriptions of the works and their context of creation.
A key figure in the Austrian art scene and one of the most important artists of his generation, Heimo Zobernig (born in 1958 in Mauthen, works and lives in Vienna) has used a variety of media and means of expression, including video, performance, painting, sculpture, installation, architecture and design.
His protean practice explores and shakes up the formal and theoretical language of modernism, constructivism and geometric abstraction. In his painting, he thus diverts the modernist aesthetics of the monochrome or the grid. His interest in architecture and graphic design also reflects in his work, notably through the use of scenic devices such as fabric curtains or lighting to recreate monochrome environments for the exhibitions in which he installs his works.
Catalogues are also an essential part of Zobernig's practice. He challenges the norms of editorial production and the conventions of representation by using displacement and shifts in his printed materials.