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.
Born 1938 in Appenzell, Switzerland, Roman Signer lives and works in St. Gallen.