30.09.2007 to 27.01.2008
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Since the early 1970s, the Swiss artist Signer has been carrying out performances involving everyday objects such as tables, barrels, balloons, bicycles, or kajaks. In carefully meditated and laid-out arrangements, these objects meet with the elements of water, earth, air, and fire. Over the years, Signer has thus created a multifaceted oeuvre of "time sculptures" which he conceives in drawings and documents in photographs, Super 8 films, videos and objects. This exhibition in the Hamburger Bahnhof's Rieck Halls includes numerous objects, drawings, photographs and films by Signer, including the documentation of his installation of an artificial volcano at the landscape park of Wörlitz in the summer of 2007.
Showing parallel to the monographic exhibition on Roman Signer, the exhibition currently on display in the Rieck Halls focuses on artists from the West Coast of America, including Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, and Jason Rhoades. All works are from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection.