Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat.

Once again the world is flat. presents an expansive exhibition by American artist Haim Steinbach, including key works from throughout his impressive forty year career.

Art Exhibition previously on at Serpentine Galleries in United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 05 March 2014 to Monday 21 April 2014

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Published by anonymous on Friday 17 January 2014.
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The exhibition comprises a number of Steinbach’s grid-based paintings from the early 1970s, a series of reconfigured historical installations, as well as major new works created with a selection of objects drawn from public and private collections in the UK.

Haim Steinbach was born in 1944 in Rehovot, Israel, and has lived in New York since 1957. Until the mid-1970s he produced paintings that, responding to minimalism’s limitations, examined the codes of visual language through a calculated placement of coloured bars around monochrome squares. He abandoned painting for a series entitled Linopanel, using linoleum as a material that mirrored cultural traditions of flooring (Rococo patterns, Colonial wood, generic tiling, etc.). In the late 1970s his practice delved into spatial questions of visual syntax, honing in on the quotidian rituals of collecting and arranging objects through a continued engagement with the Display works. His presentation of found, bought or gifted objects alters the lens of cultural histories, mapping otherwise concealed bonds of attachment and desire between object, place and viewer.

Following his historic exhibition at Artists Space in 1979, Steinbach has exhibited internationally at institutions including Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux and Haus der Kunst, Munich. His work was included in Documenta IX and the Sydney Biennale in 1992, the 1993 and 1997 Venice Biennales, the 2000 Biennale de Lyon, and La Triennale, Paris 2012.

once again the world is flat. was presented at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York alongside works from their collection, and following the London presentation the exhibition will travel onto the Kunsthalle Zürich, where it will be transfigured once again.