New York Events. Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth. February 17–June 24, 2013. The Michael H. Dunn Gallery, second floor
Dieter Roth’s (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930–1998) art encompasses everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials such as “book sausages” filled with ground paper in place of meat, plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards, and more, some of which explore issues of decay and decomposition.
Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roth’s incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963–69), an artist’s book by Roth in MoMA’s collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. A selection of handmade books, miniature volumes, and the newly acquired Literaturwurst (1961–69), considered Roth’s most radical experiment with the book format, will also be on view. Taken together, this exhibition offers a radical view of mediums that are historically considered staid and traditional, while giving insight into the work of one of the artistic titans of the 20th century.
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The Museum of Modern Art. 11 West 53 Street. New York, NY 10019
The exhibition is organized by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition is made possible by Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, in memory of Dr. Ira G. Wool.
**See this video to know more about the artist Dieter Roth