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
LIFE TIME
Schirn Kunsthalle
Römerberg
60311 Frankfurt am Main
June 24 – September 18, 2022
Opening: June 23, 7pm
www.schirn.de

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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