Published on occasion of the exhibtion "Rémy Zaugg - Die Frage der Wahrnehmung" at Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (1/11/2015 – 6/3/2016) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid (7/42016 – 28/8/2016). Includes essays by Rémy Zaugg.
The work of the Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943 – 2005) has always impressed with its indisciplinary approach and theoretical foundation in artistic practice, whereby for Zaugg painting has always remained the focus. His artistic position is still so unique because first and foremost he posed the existential question of perception. Without the perception of the artist as well as of the viewer and without a constant confrontation with their constantly new conditions, an artwork cannot be created. This can also only be process-oriented and exposed to phenomena, and therefore cannot be reduced to an object. And so Rémy Zaugg has always regarded painting (since the 1960s) as a kind of research for applied projects, whether in architecture or urbanism. His texts on museum and exhibition architecture (from the 1980s and 1990s) can be regarded as key texts in the artistic debate, in which surprisingly simple insights are formulated with suggestive rhetoric. The retrospective volume now planned will be published on the 10th anniversary of the artist's death, for whose pictorial work there is no current publication on the market. In addition, this book contains a small cross-section of the artist's unusual essayistic work.