ROMAN SIGNER: PROJET POUR UN JARDIN
two performances and new work specially created for the Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, 29 October 2016 - 2 April 2017.
‘Projet pour un jardin’ links together past and contemporary creations that Roman Signer has worked on in collaboration with the Middelheim Museum. In the past these collaborations were part of a group event, this time he’s exhibiting alone. The artist is putting on two performances in and around the Braem Pavilion. In addition, he creates a new permanent work specially for the Middelheim Museum.
‘Projet pour un jardin’ links Roman Signer’s international career with his love of Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, where he has lived and worked since 1971. ‘Jardin’ is about something homely, something personal, something familiar. For Signer that is Sankt Gallen and the natural surroundings which are so omnipresent in his work and life. The open air museum is a garden for many urbanites whilst at the same time a public domain. This Antwerp story links the local with the international and, by way of ‘his’ Sankt Gallen, makes a link with all the other locations where Signer’s work can be found worldwide.