Über die Blindheit 12, 1999-2000, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminum and clear varnish, 193 x 231.5 x 4 cm

Rémy Zaugg

Rémy Zaugg was born in 1943 in Courgenay, Switzerland, and died in 2005. He participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster (1987), the Carnegie International, Pittsburg (1995) and documenta 7, Kassel (1982). He had solo exhibitions at Reina Sofía, Madrid (2016), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2015), Schaulager Basel (2004), Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main (2002), Kunsthalle Bern (2000), Kunsthalle Basel (1999, 1989, 1980), Kröller-Möller Museum, Otterlo (1996),Museum Folkwang, Essen (1989), Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1991, 1988), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam (1984), and Kunstmuseum Basel (1972).
His work has been shown internationally in numerous group exhibitions. Next to his artistic practice Zaugg was a prolific writer and published many theoretical texts, such as “Die List der Unschuld: Das Wahrnehmen einer Skulptur” (1982), “Für das Kunstwerk: Kunstmuseum Bern, Atelier 5“ (1982), “Das Kunstmuseum, das ich mir erträume, oder Der Ort des Werkes und des Menschen” (1987), “Die Entstehung eines Bildwerkes” (1990) and “Voir Mort” (1990).
In 2005 a comprehensive monograph by Gerhard Mack was published by Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg. 
Zaugg’s collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron has resulted in several publications and almost 15 architectural works, for instance the design of Tate Modern London. Galerie Nordenhake presented its first solo exhibition with the artist in 1998 and has since exhibited him in 2000, 2003 and 2005.
A major retrospective of his work will be on view at Kunstmuseum Basel from August 17, 2019 — December 1, 2020.

Installation view "I myself", 2002 - 2003, spray lacquer, silkscreen, and sprayed clear varnish on aluminium, 18 paintings in different sizes, Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2019

"I myself", 2002 - 2003, detail

About Death II, No 9, 1998 - 2005, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminium and clear varnish, 4 elements, installed 126 x 380 x 3 cm

N.B. 89 (7), 1999, spray lacquer, silkscreen, and sprayed clear varnish on aluminium, 109.3 x 97.6 x 3 cm

De la cécité, No 5, 1994-1999/2001, spray lacquer, silkscreen, and sprayed clear varnish on aluminium, 37.3 x 96.8 x 2.7 cm

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Cuestiones de percepción", Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Cuestiones de percepción", Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

STELL DIR VOR, / ICH ÖFFNE / DIE AUGEN / UND DIE WELT SIEHT / MICH. (Neue Bilder), 1998/99, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminium and clear varnish, 176 x 157 x 4 cm

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Cuestiones de percepción", Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

De la cécité, No 21, 1994-1999/2000/2001, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminium and clear varnish, 66.4 x 56.7 x 2.7 cm

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Cuestiones de percepción", Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid 2016

Ein Blatt Papier II, No. 41-42 (A Sheet of Paper II No. 41-42), 1973-1980
pencil, screenprint, oil and synthetic resin-based paint on paper and cotton fabric, diptych: 200 x 175 x 2 cm

Ein Blatt Papier II, No. 41-42 (A Sheet of Paper II No. 41-42), 1973-1980, detail

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Die Frage der Wahrnehmung", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen 2015

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – About Death II", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2005

About Death II, No 4, 1998-2002/2005, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminium and clear varnish, 5 elements, 126 x 497.3 x 3.3 cm

IF DEATH I WERE / WITH BLIND EYES (Neue Bilder), 1998-2000, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminium and clear varnish, 141.5 x 77 x 3.3 cm

About Death II, No 5, 1998-2002/2005, spray lacquer silk screened on aluminum and clear varnish, 5 elements, 126 x 496.8 x 3.3 cm

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – De la cécité", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2003

Installation view "Rémy Zaugg – Über die Blindheit", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2001