Franz West, Kasseler Rippchen (Kassel-Style Spare Ribs) 1991/1996 © Archive Franz West © 2019 Estate of Franz West

Exhibition Tour: ‘Dieter Roth and Franz West’

  • Tue 16 April 2019
  • 6.30 pm

Please join us for a guided tour of ‘Dieter Roth and Franz West’ led by Daniel Baumann, Director of Kunsthalle Zürich.

Considered to be two of the most influential artists of recent decades, German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth and Austrian artist Franz West were only a generation apart. The two artists often crossed paths in Vienna – West’s hometown – during the late 1980s and early 90s whilst Roth had a studio there. Despite never collaborating, both artists knew each other and had a deep respect for one another’s work.

The presentation displays a focused selection of works by these two remarkable artists, including sculpture, installation, and works on paper, and investigates the legacy they left in the realm of contemporary sculpture. ‘Dieter Roth and Franz West’, organised by Björn Roth, marks the first time these creative pioneers have been exhibited together in this context, exploring their similarities whilst also juxtaposing their artistic processes and presenting their practice in a new, unprecedented light.

The tour will be conducted in German.

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