May 24, 2014 - Kunsthalle Zürich - Haim Steinbach
May 24, 2014

Haim Steinbach

Haim Steinbach, The Window, 2013. Installation view, SMK Museum, 2013. Photo: © Anders Sune Berg.

Haim Steinbach
once again the world is flat.

24 May–17 August 2014

Opening: 23 May, 6–9pm

Kunsthalle Zürich 
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich

This expansive exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich presents the work of Haim Steinbach (born in Israel in 1944, lives and works in New York) from the early 1970s to the present day. The show focuses on Haim Steinbach’s contextual work with objects. Beginning with the square frame of the paintings of the early 1970s, the work moves on to encompass architectural settings. Having incorporated objects from local collections in his exhibitions at the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2013, with which the Kunsthalle Zürich is collaborating for this exhibition, and at the Serpentine Galleries in London in spring 2014, Haim Steinbach also integrates specific objects and artworks from Zürich art collections into his “Displays.”

A catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be published in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and the Serpentine Galleries, London. The catalogue includes contributions by Johanna Burton and Germano Celant, and a conversation between the artist, Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Beatrix Ruf.

Press information: T +41 (0) 44 272 15 15 / presse [​at​]
We would be happy to provide additional information and press images:
You can download the press release for the Haim Steinbach exhibition here.

Library Space: Slavs and Tatars: Lektor
In advance of their fall exhibition (opening: 29 August), the artist group Slavs and Tatars developed a new version of the audio work Lektor for the future public library space of Kunsthalle Zürich. The work consists of an Uighur voice reading excerpts from the medieval epic poem “Kutadgu Bilig” (Wisdom of Royal Glory), and a voice-over of the German translation. Encouraging a constant shift of speakers and listeners, Lektor welcomes a wide audience to engage with its subjects and situations. On the occasion of the new exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich, the audio work itself will shift from its Uighur-German “original” to a new Turkish-German version, emphasizing the very process of translation taking place in the interim.
You can download the press release for Slavs and Tatars’ Lektor here.

Theory & programmes
For both exhibitions a special series of theory events and educational programmes has been developed with the artists. 

Saturday, 24 May, 3pm: David Joselit: “How to Make the Many”
Thursday, 12 June, 6:30pm: Slavs And Tatars: “The Transliterative Tease”

Guided tours: 
Wednesday 12:30pm: 28 May / 18 June 
Thursday 6:30pm: 12 June / 10 July / 7 August 
Sunday 2pm: 1 June / 29 June / 6 July / 20 July / 17 August
All free entry
For further information please contact our website.  

Generous loans by the following are integrated in the Haim Steinbach exhibition: Collection Ellen and Michael Ringier; Kunsthaus Zürich; Historisches and Völkerkundemuseum, St. Gallen; Collection Maja Hoffmann; S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent; Collection Fonds regional dart contemporain Bretagne, Rennes; Collection Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Kunsthalle Zürich receives generous funding from Stadt Zürich Kultur; Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur; Zürcher Kantonalbank – Partner of Kunsthalle Zürich; and LUMA Foundation.

Generous funding for the Haim Steinbach exhibition was provided by Swiss Re – Sponsor of the exhibition; FABA – Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte; and Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung.


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