Exhibition — Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing | Editions by Dieter Roth

Dieter Roth. children's book (kinderbuch). 1957. Artist's book, letterpress printed Publisher: forlag ed, Reykjavík. Edition: approx. 100. Photograph: Peter Butler.

Dieter Roth. children’s book (kinderbuch). 1957. Artist’s book, letterpress printed Publisher: forlag ed, Reykjavík. Edition: approx. 100. Photograph: Peter Butler.

On February 17th, 2013 the MoMA opens the exhibition Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing showing Editions by Dieter Roth at the Michael H. Dunn Gallery on the second floor…

 Dieter Roth. ideograme for material 2: dieter rot. 1959, Lithograph, offset printed. Publisher: Daniel Spoerri, Darmstadt. Photograph: Peter Butler.


Dieter Roth. ideograme for material 2: dieter rot. 1959, Lithograph, offset printed. Publisher: Daniel Spoerri, Darmstadt. Photograph: Peter Butler.

“Dieter Roth’s (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930–1998) art encompasses everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials such as ‘book sausages’ filled with ground paper in place of meat, plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards, and more, some of which explore issues of decay and decomposition.

Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roth’s incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963–69), an artist’s book by Roth in MoMA’s collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. A selection of handmade books, miniature volumes, and the newly acquired Literaturwurst (1961–69), considered Roth’s most radical experiment with the book format, will also be on view. Taken together, this exhibition offers a radical view of mediums that are historically considered staid and traditional, while giving insight into the work of one of the artistic titans of the 20th century.”
— MoMA

 

MoMA
Michael H. Dunn Gallery
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

February 17th to June 24th, 2013