2013, Edited by Madeleine Schuppli, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau,
Essays: Roman Brodbeck, Roman Kurzmeyer, Thomas Macho, Madeleine Schuppli
Design: Katarina Lang
Hardcover, 26,5x20,5cm, 232 pages
CHF 54.– / EUR 45.–
The extensive and richly illustrated exhibition catalogue Rhythm in it. On Rhythm in Contemporary Art is published in conjunction with the eponymous group exhibition of international art at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau. In addition to accompanying the exhibition, the publication offers stimulating and surprising perspectives on the multifaceted involvement of rhythm in contemporary art. Both the catalogue and the exhibition explore rhythm in terms of its aesthetic potential, its acoustic variations, its influence on movement and its illuminating insights into the nature of time. In her essay, Madeleine Schuppli, curator and director of the Aargauer Kunsthaus, discusses the historical and current use of rhythm in the fine arts. Three international scholars, Roman Kurzmeyer, Roman Brodbeck and Thomas Macho, offer in-depth analyses of rhythm as a vital factor in the arts, in daily life and in our understanding of time. Short texts introduce the 37 artists and some 60 works in the exhibition. Many points of view are represented in this publication, making an important contribution to the nascent discourse on an astonishingly complex phenomenon in the fine arts.