Michael Ringier Collection, Beatrix Ruf exhibit Ugo Rondinone / 2015

For the 2015 edition, a sound installation by Ugo Rondinone, generously loaned by the Michael Ringier collection, will succeed to Henrik Hakansson’s Three Hanging Trees shown in 2014 at the entrance of the salon.

The collection of the publisher Michael Ringier, curated by Beatrix Ruf since 1995, gathers positions of Contemporary Art such as artistic photography, video, painting, drawing, object art, installation, etc. from the late 1960s onward. Due to the collector’s philosophy, the collection does not follow a geographical or medial restriction; special attention is paid to the constitution of a group of works by selected artists and to the exhibition of the works in the context of public institutions.

Description de THE DANCER AND THE DANCE par Ugo Rondinone

Incomplete cubes form a labyrinthine structure that can be walked through. The labyrinthine structure, (…) follows the shape of the specific exhibition space. (…)The drawings show single sequences from the story of a raven-man. The raven-man sits on the edge of the bed, gets up, goes into the bathroom, looks in the mirror, takes a leak, looks out of the window, leaves the house, walks through the city, goes to the countryside, climbs a tree, and sits down in a nest. The sequences are casually drawn on the steel modules and mark a narrative movement in space. A speaker is inserted in every module. Regular breathing above the sound of a didgeridoo comes from the speakers. The sound of two doors slamming, one after the other and from opposite directions, is heard at irregular intervals.

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