Roman Signer

Sculpting in Time

14 March – 19 April 2008

Curated by Leonhard Emmerling and Brian Butler

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.

Unlike previous exhibitions, Sculpting in Time 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. In this exhibition the film is primary and the event secondary.

Initiated by ST PAUL ST, the exhibition will be shown at Artspace and ST PAUL ST with two works showing at Window (located in the foyer of the University of Auckland’s General Library) and in the window of Porcelain World 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 projects include Sculpture Projects Münster, 1997 and the Swiss Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2006 Signer was awarded Kunstpreis Aachen, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.

A book with essays by Brian D. Butler and Leonhard Emmerling was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Purchase the exhibition catalogue 



Other exhibition venues:

St Paul St
Window Window of Porcelain World (Shop 6)
Corner of Karangahape Road and Symonds Street