Ugo Rondinone
Thank you silence
Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
Edited by
Lore Van Hees
Eva Wittocx

Eva Wittocx
October 2013
ISBN: 978-3-03764-354-9
Hardcover, 246 x 315 mm
104 pages
Images 71 color / 7 b/w
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New monograph

This new publication is dedicated to a series of recent works realized by Ugo Rondinone that relate to the artist’s interest in nature and mankind. It contains a detailed survey of the recent exhibition “thank you silence” in M – Museum Leuven (2013), including Rondinone’s latest works—“primitive,” a series of hand-molded bronze birds named after natural phenomena, clocks made of colored stained glass, and the complete “nude” series of hyper-realistic, introverted figures cast in a mixture of wax and earth pigments. Two new series made especially for the exhibition are also presented: four monumental soil “landscapes” and the work entitled “your age and my age and the age of the sun,” which features 400 drawings of the sun made by children from Leuven. Through the various groups of works Rondinone constructs a carefully considered transition from nature to man and introduces links between abstract ideas associated with them.

Together with a new essay by curator Eva Wittocx, the book includes 40 images in color, showing installation views as well as details of the artworks, and thus offers an insight into Rondinone’s most recent work.

Published with M – Museum Leuven (BE), and Studio Rondinone, with the kind support of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York – Brussels; Galerie Almine Rech, Paris – Brussels; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Of related interest
UGO RONDINONE @ Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, FEB 04 – JAN 10, 2019
UGO RONDINONE @ Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark, DEC 16, 2017 – DEC 30, 2018