Ugo Rondinone, LIFE TIME – Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
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Ugo Rondinone, life time, 2019, neon, acrylic glass, translucent foil, aluminium. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone
Schirn Kunsthalle
60311 Frankfurt am Main
June 24 – September 18, 2022
Opening: June 23, 7pm

Artist talk:
Ugo Rondi­none and curator Matthias Ulrich will be in conversation, followed by a book ­signing.
June 24, 7pm
Schirn Kunsthalle
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.

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