Tobias Rehberger is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. He is a wanderer between the realms of art, design and architecture, constantly prepared to question matters as they stand.
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He is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. He is the recipient of a Golden Lion from the Biennale di Venezia, a wanderer between the realms of art, design and architecture, constantly prepared to question matters as they stand. Must a work be seen in order to exist? And how is it possible to see at all, when all of our senses are over-stimulated? Distributed over three gallery spaces, the exhibition will begin with a visually unsettling, colorfully appealing "gesamtkunstwerk." A dazzle camouflage derived from military strategy will occupy the floor and walls and force its way into the space. Its flickering and shimmering all-over effect will be further intensified by its combination with paintings and sculptures, which Rehberger will integrate in this way for the first time. While this installation will be characterized by sensory overload, the second part of the exhibition will surprise the viewer with its academic integrity and a concentrated selection of applied and functional artworks revealing the concept of sculpture that has distinguished Rehberger's works since the 1990s. Part three of the show will be located in the SCHIRN rotunda, for which the artist is developing a large-scale, sitespecific work. Following exhibitions in Europe and Asia, the SCHIRN is mounting the first extensive presentation of Rehberger's oeuvre in Frankfurt -- a trenchant yet humorous body of work that holds a prominent position in contemporary art production.
Tobias Rehberger (*1966) is internationally renowned for his trenchant and witty works. Numerous awards and exhibitions honor the artist whose complex oeuvre occupies an outstanding position within today's art production. Rehbergerʼs work cannot be categorized as associated with a special medium or dedicated to a certain subject. Relying on a variety of media rather, the artist has created sculptures, installations, posters, and paintings and thus dealt with a wide range of themes spanning from optical delusions and identity games to issues of transience. It is often the genesis of a work his art focuses on: the artist frequently falls back on his own memories, draws inspiration from outdated techniques of production, or provokes his viewers by furnishing his works with alleged flaws or lending his works the appearance of copies when viewed for the first time. Many works are results of a joint authorship, works for which Tobias Rehberger relies on others' information and ideas.