Gallery Chantal Crousel is pleased to announce the next exhibition of the Austrian artist Heimo
Zobernig to be held in the two gallery spaces, rue Charlot and rue Léon Jouhaux (La Douane). The
joint opening will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
At the main gallery space, Heimo Zobernig will present a set of new paintings, La Douane will on
the other hand be dedicated to sculpture and video.
Heimo Zobernig borrows the vocabulary of minimalism and confronts “figuration” and “abstraction”
until they are both conflated. His work is on the edge of the sculpture and space, architecture and
In his new untitled series of untitled abstract paintings Heimo Zobernig reveals words in capital
letters in Helvetica font, which he has appropriated since many years.
The sculptures are hybrid objects made of poor materials (cardboard, polyester, plywood...).
The banality of the materials used and their daily nature are reinforced by the object’s functional
appearance and nomalised aesthetic.
These works from different periods, some of which were presented at the major exhibition of Heimo
Zobernig at the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2011 - alternate between figurative, minimalist and functional
Key figure in the Austrian art scene, Heimo Zobernig has participated in numerous exhibitions and
biennials in the world.
Some of the recent exhibitions: Tate St Ives (2008) , CAPC in Bordeaux (2009), Essl Museum in
Vienna (2011), at the Kunsthalle Zürich (2011).
n October 2012, the Museo Reina Sofia of Madrid will present an exhaustive exhibition of his
Heimo Zobernig was the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in 2010.