This project is related to the artist's conception of time, which, in his view, is always open. Many artworks reappear at different times, in various associations and contexts; each work responds to another as a source that produces the next yet creates distance with those that came before it.
Texts and interviews with the artist accompany this complete catalog at different periods, published in their original language and translated into French and English.
The introductory essay to Forty-Nine Exhibitions
was written by François Aubart
in the preparatory stages of Rüdiger's monographic exhibition, Chambre double
, at Les Tanneries – Centre d'art contemporain in Amilly in 2021. It throws light on the way Rüdiger was influenced by the discovery—in Milan during the 1980s— of Luciano Fabro's teaching and Lucio Fontana
's spatial work, and on his investment in a collective with intense collaborations, and analyzes the way those attitudes infused the multiple forms of his work.
Bernhard Rüdiger (born 1964 in Rome, lives and works in Paris since 1994) is an artist, sculptor
, theoretician and initiator in the 90s of the artists' collective Lo Spazio di Via Lazzaro Palazzo in Milan.