Dieter Roth | the artist




The artist Dieter Roth
Born 1930, Hannover, Germany.
Died 5 June 1998 Reykjavik, Iceland.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Printmakers, Berlin Biennial,


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At the MOMA
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Roth Time celebrates a radical individualist who spurned international art capitals and movements, and instead followed his own creative path in Iceland and Switzerland. In recent years Roth’s critical reputation has grown, and his restlessness and inventiveness have influenced a new generation of artists. The MoMA QNS portion of the exhibition charts the development of Roth’s work from its beginnings in the mid-1940s through the late 1990s. At P.S.1, five of the most complex, large-scale sculpture and media works are presented in an integrated installation…
In the 1980’s, Dieter Roth began making a systematic inventory of his works on filing cards. Although incomplete, it is a valuable research and study tool. From the 1980’s, the MoMA shows Grosser Teppich (Large tapestry, 1984-1986), a collaboration with the Austrian artists Ingrid Wiener and Valie Export. New York also offers a look at “material pictures” made up of objects typically found in an artist’s studio as well as Keller-Duo (Cellar duet, 1980-1989), an assemblage reflecting Roth’s increasing interest in sound. In this work a synthesizer and two child-sized electric organs are built into two wooden constructions along with several tape recorders and speakers…
Reykjavik Slides (31,035)


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