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Published on Aug 21, 2011
http://www.vernissage.tv | Dieter Roth (1930 - 1998) was one of the great universal artists of the 20th century. He was a graphic artist and designed furniture, he painted and drew, he created sculptures and expansive installations, working with all sorts of materials. He was a poet, a musician and a publisher and he filmed, photographed and collected. The retrospective exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland shows that in manifold ways his work continually revolves around the self.
Dieter Roth (1930-1998) is considered as one of the great universal artists of the 20th century. Multi-talented, he worked in all kind of media: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video. He was also a poet, musician and graphic designer. Dieter Roth published, collected, and designed furniture. The current retrospective at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau / Switzerland is titled Selves (Selbste) and offers the rare occasion to have an extensive look at Dieter Roth's numerous self portraits. This video takes you through the exhibition during the opening night. The show starts with early drawings, paintings and sculptures. In his chocolate busts from the late 1960s he subjects his own image to decay. Also on display is an extensive group of works of his series Selbstbildnis als..., the assemblage Flüchtiges Kleiderbild, and works realized in collaboration with Arnulf Rainer. The exhibition concludes with the large-scale video installation Solo Szenen (1997-98), that spreads Dieter Roth's everyday life on 128 TV monitors.
Dieter Roth: Selves (Retrospective) at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Switzerland. Opening reception, August 18, 2011.
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