Introduction by curators Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf Essays by Johanna Burton, Germano Celant , Jenny Jaskey Artist interview with Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf
Primarily known for his paradigmatic “shelves” displaying everyday objects, Haim Steinbach’s forty year practice evolved from early minimalist painting with grids and monochromes to later large-scale installations that have seldom been seen in the United States. Growing out of an expansive traveling exhibition that features works drawn from throughout Steinbach’s long career, as well as archival materials and major new site-specific installations, once again the world is flat. is a significant new publication that urges readers to take a closer look at this seminal artist’s works.
Hundreds of full-color illustrations document the retrospective exhibitions, with photographs, models and recreations from his past works, along with photography of the major new site-specific installations that appeared at each institution. New scholarly essays by writers Johanna Burton and Germano Celant take this opportunity to explore the evolution of Steinbach’s practice and his investigations into what constitutes an art object and how they are displayed. An in-depth interview with the artist by Serpentine director Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kunsthalle Zurich director Beatrix Ruf, and CCS Bard director Tom Eccles charts the artist’s development and his outlook on the contemporary landscape.
Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat. is one of the first publications to explore Steinbach’s career, and a significant new look at the continuing development of one of the last century’s most influential artists.
EXHIBITIONS: Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York: 06/22/13 – 12/20/13 Serpentine Gallery, London: 03/05/14 – 05/05/14 Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich: 05/24/14 – 08/17/14