CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
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November 6, 2013
February 9, 2014
The exhibition Islands – Dieter Roth Björn Roth at HangarBicocca provides an anthology of the work of the internationally renowned German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth (Hannover, 1930 – Basel, 1998), in collaboration with his son Björn.
Although Roth was initially best known for his books, prints, sculptures, and works made of found objects, he eventually started making more installations. Over the years these installations became larger and larger, making the former industrial space of HangarBicocca an ideal location to display them.
Included in the exhibition are installations such as The Floor I (1973-1992) and The Floor II (1977-1998), both of which consist of floors from the artist’s studio in Iceland. The installation Roth New York Bar (2013) covers over 60 square metres, is open to the public and fully operational, consisting of the bar itself and a number of videos, drawings, paintings, musical instruments and bottles used during its operation.
Real-life experience and art blend together in the large Solo Scenes installation (1997-1998) where 131 monitors show everyday and intimate scenes of the artist, creating an open, real-time diary of the last years of his life.