June 27 - September 13, 2009
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
David Claerbout, Caro Niederer, Beat Streuli, Jeff Wall
Daniel Spoerri (*1930) began in the early 1960s to fix together random constellations of everyday objects. In what he called »picture traps« he glued the remains of meals or work processes to the surface on which they rested and then hung them vertically on the wall. The resulting threedimensional snapshots are indebted to the ideas of Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme as well as to the classic genre of still life.
In this publication Spoerri’s picture-traps are juxtaposed with selected positions in contemporary photography and video art (works by Albert, Claerbout, Niederer, Streuli and Wall) that likewise operate on the borderlines between documentation, accident and staged scene, pointedly making time come to a standstill.
Editor: Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
Authors: Beat Stutzer, Katharina Ammann, Nicole Seeberger
Artists: Beat Streuli, Daniel Spoerri, David Claerbout, Jeff Wall, Judith Albert
24 x 20 cm
37 color and b/w ills.