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Beat Zoderer 1998

*1955 in Zurich (Switzerland)
Lives & works in Wettingen (Switzerland) and Genua (Italy)

Since the production of his de-constructivist sculptures and objects in the early ‘80’s, the constituent parts of Zoderer’s early work - mostly found, used elements - have given way to the employment of brand new, manufactured materials, whose sensual opulence, formal and textural diversity, variety of colors, and unlimited availability, constitute an inexhaustible physical resource for his artistic practice. In his recourse to industrial materials, Zoderer not only undermines any references towards Constructivism and Concrete Art, but also with a refreshing irony broadens the perspective on the reciprocal transfer between the material realities of art and life. "Since the beginning of his artistic career in the `80s, the field has been under the influence of demontage, decoding and deconstruc-ting. With the gaze of a lover, Zoderer encompasses the everyday world of objects, which he abducts the world of the plastic arts. Aesthetic conventions and assumptions of value are twisted and turned, questioned for content and substance and placed in a different context, using methods of disavowal and ironization. Affirmative with regards to a love for the world of things, reflective with regard to their function, determination and meaning, Zoderer connects the everyday and art, as two systems separated by convention, in order to bring their aesthetic and communicative potential to the fore." [from: Elisabeth Grossmann, Das Rohe und das Gekochte, in: Beat Zoderer, Für alle Fälle, Nürnberg, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 1999, p. 69]

Zoderer’s exhibition at the CCNOA main galleries in 1998 featured a new site-specific installation entitled ’Flemish Still-life’ as well as paintings and works on paper from his series ’Stücke or Zwölf kurze Bemerkungen über Malerei’ (’Pieces or twelve short remarks on painting’), featuring, both an ironic as well as programmatic case study book on ’painting without painting’. He participated also in the CCNOA organized group exhibitions ’From Rags to Riches’, ’WOP’, and ’minimalpop’.

Expositions avec
Beat Zoderer
Composite Visions @ CAN centre d’art de Neuchâtel, 2010

external exhibitions & cooperations

Yo, Mo’ Modernism... 1, 2008

group show

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble @ The Physics Room Christchurch (NZ), 2008

external exhibitions & cooperations

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble @ Sydney College Of The Arts Gallery (AUS), 2008

external exhibitions & cooperations

Pas de soucis..., 2007

external exhibitions & cooperations