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132 full-page illustrations and documents, 61 reference illustrations in the text and 26 illustrations on the colour plates, thread stitching, brochure

Publisher Note

In this publication, art historian and curator Roman Kurzmeyer writes an in-depth history of the work of Central Swiss artist Aldo Walker.
Kurzmeyer follows the idea that the history of art in the 20th century is also the history of its exhibitions. The idea according to which an exhibition is not merely a means of presenting works of art, but can itself take on the characteristics of a work of art, is evident in Walker's work from an early stage. In this sense, one could call him an “exhibition artist”. In contrast to many of his artist colleagues, however, he does not use the exhibition as a forum in which the dialogue between work and viewer is aimed at understanding, but rather to show that the fascination of the work of art lies in its strangeness and uniqueness.
In addition to the comprehensive and richly illustrated art scholarly text, Kurzmeyer’s publication brings together numerous sketches, paintings, and writings by the artist, thus creating many parallels between the work itself and his personal reading of it.

Artist Monograph, Art Theory

Aldo Walker

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— Aldo Walker (1938–2000): Geschichte und Lektüre seiner Kunst

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2006
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Aldo Walker
Printrun 1000
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-92-7
Format softcover
Dimensions 17.0 × 22.0 cm
Pages 368
Technique Offset Printing