Published by Spector Books. Edited by Fanny Gonella, Christina von Rotenhan, Sabine Rusterholz Petko.
Following the exhibitions at Bonner Kunstverein and Kunsthaus Glarus in 2012 and 2013, this is the first monograph dedicated to the Swiss artist Luca Frei (b. 1976). In his artistic practice—from installations, sculptures, drawings and paintings to exhibition design—Frei questions and revisits ideas and speculations about modernist forms. In particular, his interest is aimed at their potential to foster new perception and audience response. Rather than offering new interpretations and meanings, Frei‘s multi-faceted works and their arrangement in space follow a line of open-ended, associative, even participatory possibilities. The book introduces Frei’s work in a similarly intertwined structure: six authors that have shared a long-term dialogue with the artist shed a personal light on Frei’s practice from different angles. The book’s title is borrowed from a novel by Gertrude Stein, and relates to the matters of time, change, and shifting perspectives that are central to Frei‘s work.