Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited with text by Larys Frogier.
Breathe Walk Die, by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (born 1964), is a new ensemble of visual and performance works presented at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai. The show includes a series of large-scale paintings of the horizon, a performance of 40 clowns and a sound installation.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited and with text by Eva Wittocx, Lore Van Hees. Text by Eva Wittcox.
This publication presents recent works by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (born 1964) relating to nature and mankind, including bronze sculptures of birds, stained-glass clocks, wax and earthen figures, plus a drawing series and a series of poems.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Madeleine Schuppli. Text by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Klaus Biesenbach, Beatrix Ruf, Madeleine Schuppli.
Mixing menace and unease with buoyancy and optimism, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone (born 1963) infuses his sculptures, drawings, videos, photographs, sound art and text works with a wide repertoire of fantasies and fears. Rondinone is famed for his celebratory, rainbow-colored "Hell, Yes!" sign, emblazoned on the New Museum's frontage on the occasion of its 2007 opening. At the other end of his emotional-artistic spectrum lie his outsized monster heads and contorted trees that could be modeled from illustrations to a children's ghost story, and somewhere in between lie such works as his curiously ominous series of heavily augmented doors and his looming lightbulbs. At nearly 400 pages, and with a wealth of color plates, this enormous new monograph from JRP|Ringier surveys all of these works and more, taking full stock of Rondinone's prolific activity over the past dozen years.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Andrea Tarsia. Essays by Iwona Blazwick, Alison Gingeras, David Thorp and Gilda Williams.
Using photography, video, painting, drawing, sculpture, sound and text by turns, this Swiss-born, New York-based artist, a virtuoso of forms and techniques, develops surprising sensorial environments. He especially likes to destabilize the viewer's perceptions, to unsettle their certainties. Rearranging content and formal elements in a personal poetic with elements taken directly from the outside world, he draws us into a synesthetic experience. This monograph, released on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in a major British cultural institution, re-creates this work in all its richness, documenting certain pieces and most of his solo exhibitions over the last 20 years. Rondinone is represented in New York by Matthew Marks Gallery and in London by Sadie Coles HQ.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Christina Bechtler. Essay by Beatrix Ruf.
Written and drawn in Indian ink, Ugo Rondinone's Diaries have played an important role in the Swiss artist's oeuvre since the early 1990s. The Diaries are conceived as notations covering an entire year, and titled 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 etc.--yet both the contents and the titles of the works are completely fictitious. In his sheets, formally inspired by underground comics, Rondinone blends fiction with the mimesis of authenticity, leading readers in and out of intimate--and lonely--spaces and times. These works constitute a kind of report about subjective experience sounding out, bearing, manipulating, and stylizing the borders of collective experience, testing the limits of boredom, rapture, love, failure, and excess. The artist's book Hell, Yes newly regroups various elements of Rondinone's oeuvre--he translates the illustrations and text of his Diaries into photography and printed text, combining his photographic series In the Sweet Years Remaining with the 1998 Diary into a filmic whole. Also included here is an appendix that features, for the first time, all of Rondinone's diary texts in English.