60311 Frankfurt am Main
June 24 – September 18, 2022
Opening: June 23, 7pm
Ugo Rondinone and curator Matthias Ulrich will be in conversation, followed by a book signing.
June 24, 7pm
Free, booking recommended
The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt is dedicating a large survey exhibition entitled LIFE TIME to Ugo Rondinone with key paintings, sculptures, and video works from the artist.
Ugo Rondinone adds a poetic dimension to everyday objects and phenomena. In typically minimalistic arrangements, he puts a tree, a clock, the sun or a rainbow in new contexts by means of repetition, isolation, or reduction, creating atmospheric ambiences. Devised specifically for the Schirn, his new installation extends along the entire length of the gallery and into the Rotunda.
The exhibition LIFE TIME combines fundamental themes that have shaped the work of the conceptual and installation artist for the past thirty years: time and transience, day and night, reality and fiction, nature and culture. Rondinone has repeatedly referred to the iconography of Romanticism in his works and used quotes from literature and pop culture. The starting point of his multimedia oeuvre is the transformation of the outside world into a subjective, emotional inner world. He develops experiential spaces in which the viewer actually becomes part of the exhibitions and their immersive structures.
In summer 2023 Ugo Rondinone will present works from the Sunrise: East series at the Städel Garden Halls of the Städel Museum, Frankfurt. Further information here.