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Adrian Schiess
Adrian Schiess

Adrian Schiess

The Song Element

Edited by Ulrich Loock, Edited by Roland Wäspe


360 Pages, 9.5 x 13.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $74.95 (US $74.95) (CA $100.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9783947563777

Rights: US & CA

DCV (Nov 2020)

Price: $74.95


The renowned Swiss artist and his work in its architectural setting. Smoothly painted panels laid out on the floor have earned Adrian Schiess (b. 1959, Zurich; lives and works in Mouans-Sartoux, France) international renown. His objects, which may be placed in a room as desired, are conceived as platforms of creative engagement with the appearance and disappearance of painting. They have become integral components of buildings by world-famous architects including Norman Foster, Herzog, and de Meuron. For this book, Schiess has compiled spectacular series of photographs and extensive conversations that probe the peculiar quality of his work: hybrid and fluctuating, yet always utterly distinctive. It is the first publication to put the focus on this essential aspect of his output, documenting works created between 1993 and 2018. Adrian Schiess studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zu¨rich and trained as a graphic designer. His works were on display at the 44th Biennale di Venezia and at documenta IX.

Author Biography

Ulrich Loock is a curator based in Germany. Roland Wäspe is the director of Kunstmuseum in St. Gallen, Switzerland.