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270 illustrations, 46 in colour, free spine brochure with 33 picture inserts

Publisher Note

In the context of the new figuration of the 1980s, the artist Anselm Stalder gained national and international recognition early on. In contrast to the expressive tendencies of the time, however, the moment of reflection always prevailed with him. The formal expression of his dialectical thinking is still today a striking breadth of stylistic and media approaches with which Anselm Stalder approaches his consistently treated themes. His formally simple, yet very dense work revolves around questions of body and space, perception and language.
With his exhibition “Glimmende Peripherie” (Glimmering Periphery) at the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Anselm Stalder provides a current insight into his oeuvre. In addition to works being shown for the first time, he also presents a selection of older works from the last twenty years, precisely matched in terms of content and space.
The richly illustrated publication with essays by Barbara von Flüe, Maja Naef, Hans Rudolf Reust and Christoph Vögele as well as a series of texts by the artist and three extensive groups of drawings not only accompanies the exhibition but, with its claim to reflect the contexts of the oeuvre as a whole, also serves as an actual artist’s monograph for the in-depth study of the work.

Release Place Solothurn, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
Release Date 2012
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Anselm Stalder
Printrun 900
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-159-4
Subform Catalog
Dimensions 17.2 × 24.0 cm
Pages 396
Technique Offset Printing