Roman Signer

Sculpting in Time

Roman Signer

Roman Signer (born 1938) is without doubt one of the most important and influential contemporary Swiss artists. Over many decades, in a great variety of ways, he has single-mindedly researched the aspect of time with regards to the meaning of sculpture. His spectacular explosions made him famous, and his reputation as an innovative and unique artist was secured by his participation in Sculpture Projects, Münster 1997, and the Swiss Pavilion in the 48th Venice Biennale, 1999.


In this book, the authors Brian D. Butler and Leonhard Emmerling develop a new interpretation by concentrating on the film works and by attempting to shed light on the temporal aspect of the work of Roman Signer using literature and philosophy. 


Edited by Brian Butler and Leonhard Emmerling
Texts by Brian Butler and Leonhard Emmerling
Published and distributed by Kerber Verlag
March 2008
ISBN: 978-3-86678-150-4


Hardcover,  200 x 285 mm
78 colour images
104 pages
English / German


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