"SCHAU, ICH BIN BLIND, SCHAU"
Signed R. Zaugg and dated 1997/1998 and marked No.19, rouge/bleu 207/3.10 on verso. Lacquer and silk-screen on aluminum 69.7 x 77.7 cm.
280 000 - 300 000 SEK
29 381 - 31 480 EUR
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden.
Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden, "Drömrummet", 6 June - 4 September 2011.
The painting "SCHAU, ICH BIN BLIND, SCHAU", is a typical example of the late conceptual artist Rémy Zaugg’s art. In English the text means LOOK, I AM BLIND, LOOK. In his paintings the same text is repeated over and over again in different languages and colours.
Zaugg’s art is both conceptual and minimalist. During his career he investigated and explored language and vision, and enjoyed challenging the viewer’s perception. Zaugg was also interested in the opposite of vision – blindness.
Zaugg was not only a painter; he was also a philosopher, writer and curator. For many years, he collaborated with the architects Herzog & Meuron. Together they realised several architectural projects, the best known being the design for London’s Tate Modern.
Museums that have hosted Zaugg’s solo exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Kunstmuseum Basel, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Berlin’s Nationalgalerie. In 2016 Zaugg had a large solo exhibition at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid. He has also exhibited at Magasin III in Stockholm.