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Roman Signer at Middelheim Museum Antwerp, BE

Roman Signer at Middelheim Museum Antwerp, BE

Roman Signer, »Spuren«, 2016 | action for the exhibiiton PROJET POUR UN JARDIN, 2016 | courtesy: the artist | photo: Simon Vogel

Roman Signer, »Spuren«, 2016 | action for the exhibiiton PROJET POUR UN JARDIN, 2016 | courtesy: the artist | photo: Simon Vogel

Roman Signer »Projet pour un jardin«
Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen, BE
Oopening: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Exhibition until April 2, 2017

With the monumental installation »Bidon Bleu«, Roman Signer created a permanent artwork for the Middelheim Museum in 2012. Now you can rediscover the idiosyncratic work of this artist in the exhibition »Projet pour un jardin« for which the artist has realized new actions and installations.

»Bidon Bleu« is part of a series of interventions which involve Signer launching objects off a slope. The residue of this sculptural action comprises the physical artwork that remains in the museum. It is an enduring memory of a fleeting action for those who were present and a stimulus to spark the imagination of future visitors.

Roman Signer’s work rewrites the definition of sculpture, to which he adds three new dimensions: ‘action’, ‘space’ and ‘time’.

Signer always works according to the same structure, built up in three phases. He begins with the basic form, which embodies the possibility of change. This is followed by action – the actual process in which the change is effected. What remains are the traces: the deformed object or what is left of it.

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