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Catalogue de la documentation. La collection en ligne. Haim Steinbach - Site web de l'artiste. Haim Steinbach - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery NY. For more than four decades, Haim Steinbach has explored the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of collecting and arranging already existing objects.

Haim Steinbach - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery NY

His work engages the concept of “display” as a form that foregrounds objects, raising consciousness of the play of presentation. Steinbach selects and arranges objects – which range from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic – thereby emphasizing their identities, inherent meanings and associations. An important influence in the growth of post-modern artistic dialogue, Steinbach’s work has radically redefined the status of the object in art. Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat - Serpentine Gallery. Once again the world is flat. was an expansive exhibition by American artist Haim Steinbach at the Serpentine Gallery in Spring 2014.

Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat - Serpentine Gallery

Producing an extraordinary body of work throughout his impressive forty year career, Haim Steinbach has redefined the status of the object in art through his continued investigation into what constitutes art objects and the ways in which they are displayed. Presented in once again the world is flat, were major new installations created for the Serpentine Gallery, reconfigured historical installations and a number of grid-based paintings from the early 1970s. Up until the mid-1970s, Steinbach explored Minimalist ideas through the calculated placement of coloured bars around monochrome squares. He then abandoned painting to configure works using linoleum based on a range of historical floor designs, responding to both high and low cultural narratives. Close. Haim Steinbach à la Serpentine, Londres. Serpentine gallery, Londres, 5 mars – 5 mai 2014.

Haim Steinbach à la Serpentine, Londres

L’exposition de Haim Steinbach à la Serpentine gallery élargit le territoire plastique d’une œuvre qu’on réduit souvent aux emblématiques étagères à section triangulaire produite par l’artiste. Si la variété des œuvres ne bouleverse pas la lecture que l’on peut faire du travail, elle permet néanmoins d’en mieux distinguer les enjeux. Kunsthalle Zürich. In a conversation between the curators of the exhibition and the artist, Haim Steinbach states: „Our perception of reality, objects included, changes with every period, time and context.

Kunsthalle Zürich

We speak of a generational shift, or a generation gap. But the perception of objects also has to do with how we project our desires and ideological prejudices and beliefs onto them.“ Around 1975 Haim Steinbach came upon the idea of the shelf as a space for the play of objects. „The wall became the primary place for me to present physical, already existing objects. Beyond its ordinary function, for Steinbach the shelf is a concept that registers the structure of objects. Haim Steinbach’s art plays a major role in the contemporary artistic discourse on the object. “What’s most important is that all of these objects are part of our world; they are part of our language.

Our perception of the world has fundamentally changed. Haim Steinbach– Palazzo Grassi. Le travail de Haim Steinbach est une réflexion sur la sélection, l’organisation et la présentation d’objets de la vie quotidienne.

Haim Steinbach– Palazzo Grassi

Ces objets sont évocateurs et proviennent de nombreuses sources et cultures différentes. Ils sont disponibles à travers des « rituels dans l’exposition »(1), à la fois personnels et impersonnels. Ces rituels dans l’exposition peuvent se produire, par exemple, au sein d’une maison, dans un bazar de Marrakech, dans un supermarché de Rome, dans un musée, quand on offre ou reçoit des cadeaux ou au moment d’allumer des bougies. Steinbach conçoit des dispositifs d’exposition qui révèlent comment la fonction et le design s’entrelacent. Haim Steinbach - White Cube Gallery Londres. Haim Steinbach’s art is a staging of objects in formats that underscore their presence both anthropologically as well as aesthetically.

Haim Steinbach - White Cube Gallery Londres

These objects come from a spectrum of social and cultural contexts and are put together in a way that is analogous to the arrangement of words in a poem, or to the musical notes in a score. Steinbach’s work sets forth new contexts for a wide range of objects that are handmade and mass-produced, ordinary as well as extraordinary, new and old. He has said that his work is “about vernacular, which is a common form of language: things that we make, express and produce” and that it is “not only about selecting and arranging objects of my own choice, but also presenting the objects chosen by others”.

Steinbach often refers to the structures he builds for the objects he presents as “framing devices”. Steinbach sets up a dialectic within his work between 'high' versus 'low' culture, the unique versus the multiple, the personal versus the universal. Haim Steinbach by Peter Schwenger - Bomb Magazine - Artists in Conversation. Creature, 2011, installation comprising (a) vinyl Creature of the Black Lagoon figure (b) metal, wood, wallboard beam (c) metal, wood, wallboard triangular incline (d) metal, wallboard, oblique wall (e) painted metal gate valve, dimensions according to original installation.

Haim Steinbach by Peter Schwenger - Bomb Magazine - Artists in Conversation

Installation view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2011. Photo by Jean Vong. Images courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. I saw my first Haim Steinbach a few days after seeing Haim Steinbach. I interviewed the artist for BOMB in July, flying into New York City from a cabin in the Nova Scotia woods, and then shuttled back to the cabin long enough to do my laundry before flying to Minneapolis for a family gathering. The ’80s show is intended to make us look again at what was happening at that time. —Peter Schwenger Peter Schwenger Do you remember what impelled you the very first time you put an object on a shelf, on any kind of shelf?

Haim Steinbach So many things led me to it. PS That’s right.