Roman Signer: Sculpting in Time
13 March 2008 - 2 May 2008
ARTSPACE and ST PAUL St are proud to present an exhibition by Swiss artist Roman Signer. This is the first solo exhibition of Signer’s work in the Southern Hemisphere and coincides with the artist’s 70th birthday in 2008. The exhibition concentrates solely on Signer’s films. All the works in the exhibition were conceived as film works, not as documentation of the artist’s (performative) events.
Initiated by ST PAUL St, the exhibition is shown in two of New Zealand’s leading contemporary art venues, ARTSPACE and ST PAUL St. In addition to this, two works are showing at Window, located in the foyer of the University of Auckland’s General Library, and in the window of Shop 6 on the corner of Karangahape Road and Symonds Street, courtesy of the Langham Hotel.
Roman Signer (born 1938) lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Major exhibitions include the Swiss Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999, Sculpture Projects Münster, 1997. Recent solo exhibitions include Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.