Augenzeugnis

With an introduction by Bice Curiger.
Design: Stephan Fiedler.
Hardcover with book-jacket.
17 × 24 cm, 534 pages.
Oktober 2006
ISBN 978-3-907474-13-6
CHF 48.– / EUR 39.–

The collection of texts fascinate readers through the quality with which the language of words evokes art’s essentially visual event. With remarkable precision, Wechsler succeeds in interpreting the work from the observation of the artefact. The spectrum of text genres ranges from condensed reviews for specialist journals to extensive catalogue contributions, and the range of artists reviewed includes such names as Marcel Duchamp, Helmut Federle, Günther Förg, Pia Fries, Stefan Gritsch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jörg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Imi Knoebel, Urs Lüthi, Lisa Milroy, Reinhard Mucha, Karim Noureldin, Blinky Palermo, Giulio Paolini, Markus Raetz, Ulrich Rückriem, Christoph Rütimann, Karin Sander, Adrian Schiess, Roman Signer, Andreas Slominski, Aldo Walker, Adolf Wölfli and Rémy Zaugg. Time and time again the texts in this volume offer surprising interpretation approaches and unexpected points of view.

Max Wechsler writes about art, and he does so with awareness of curatorial practice. After trials and tribulations in the field of chemistry and theatre, he turned to the study of the English and German languages and literature as well as art history at Zurich University. For years he has been publishing his reviews and essays in catalogues and international magazines. He also works as a translator of texts on art theory, including many texts by artists.