The Question of Perception
Javier Hontoria & Eva Schmidt (Eds.)
For renowned Swiss conceptual artist Rémy Zaugg (1943–2005), the artist’s role in society and the influence of perception on artistic production and its reception was as central to his work as his painting. Zaugg considered painting to be basic research for his artistic practice—a practice marked by its interdisciplinary approach and theoretical foundation. His theoretical discussions—in particular the book, The Art Museum of My Dreams. Or the Place for Work and People (1987)—are important texts for art historians and artists, and his many collaborations with world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron have met with international praise. Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Zaugg’s death, this retro- spective publication gathers the artist’s paintings, works on paper, public sculptures, architectural designs, and selected writings by the man who questioned everything the world took for granted, garnering the title, “philosopher-artist.” Essays by Mathilde de Croix, Christian Spies and Jean-Christophe Royoux.
216 pp / 15 b&w and 305 color
Retail Price: $55.00
MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST, GERMANY
MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFÍA, MADRID