For more than four decades, Haim Steinbach has explored the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of collecting and arranging already existing objects. His work engages the concept of “display” as a form that foregrounds objects, raising consciousness of the play of presentation. Steinbach selects and arranges objects – which range from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic – thereby emphasizing their identities, inherent meanings and associations. An important influence in the growth of post-modern artistic dialogue, Steinbach’s work has radically redefined the status of the object in art.
- mypoemisfinishedandIhaventmentionedorangeyet, 2019
- the nutcracker, 2018
- Display #92 - Collectibles of Maria Kornherr, 2018
- Medea’s lament, 2017
- Untitled (dog chew, globe, Darth Vader), 2016
- Untitled (Pantone 286), 2016
- itwouldlooklikethis, 2016
- pantone072U, 2016
- hello again, 2013
- oxygen, 2011
- Forsythia PLS5/2SB, 2010
- Forsythia PLS5/2SB [detail], 2010
- Display #66 - P & S, 2009
- mandarin red 2, 2008/2012
- crate & barrel 2, 2008
- a military theme, 2008
- it is III-1, 2008
- Display #55 - North East South West, 2000
- Display #37 − Untitled (wheelbarrow, bricks), 1995
- Display #30 - An Offering - Collectibles of Jan Hoet, 1992
- Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guitar) I-2, 1990
- Untitled (mattress shopping cart), 1990
- Display #23 - Adirondack tableau, 1988
- Display #23 - Adirondack tableau [detail], 1988
- on vend du vent, 1988
- ultra red #1, 1986
- un-color becomes alter ego, 1984
- Shelf with Picnic Set, 1983
- Shelf with Coach, 1983
- Display #7, 1980
- Display #11 - Mock up for Tim's bedroom, 1980
Born in Rehovot, Israel in 1944, Haim Steinbach has lived in the United States since 1957. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1968, followed by a MFA from Yale University in Connecticut in 1973.
In 2018, Steinbach presented a solo exhibition titled, every single day, at Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany. The exhibition will travel to the Museion Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy in May 2019. Throughout his career, Steinbach has exhibited his work consistently at major museums worldwide. In 2018, he presented zerubbabel, the inaugural exhibition of Magasin III, Jaffa, Israel. In 2013, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York presented an important solo exhibition of the artist’s work since the early 1970s, entitled once again the world is flat, which traveled to Kunsthalle Zurich and the Serpentine Gallery, London. Other notable solo presentations include The Menil Collection, Houston (2014); Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen (2013-14); Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley (2005); Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (1997); Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Italy (1995); Kunsthalle Ritter, Austria (1994); Osmosis at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (with Ettore Spalletti), (1993); no rocks allowed at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (1992);
and CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux (1988). His work was presented at the 1999 Venice Biennale as part of the 47th International Art Exhibition curated by Germano Celant, and featured in Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992), curated by Jan Hoet.
Steinbach’s work has also been included in important group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; New Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Musée Rodin, Paris; The Jewish Museum, New York; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; and The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.
The artist’s work is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three PartsThe Kitchen, New York, NY October 15, 2020 - January 31, 2021
HAIM STEINBACHMoMA, New York October 13, 2019 - August 1, 2020
HAIM STEINBACH: EVERY SINGLE DAYMUSEION BOLZANO, BOLZANO, ITALY May 15 - September 17, 2019
Haim Steinbach: appear to useTanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles March 16 - May 18, 2019Since the 1970s Haim Steinbach has developed a widely influential practice that redefines structures of presentation and investigates the relationship between object and art, object and architecture, culture and language,...
HAIM STEINBACH: EVERY SINGLE DAYMUSEUM KURHAUS KLEVE, GERMANY September 22, 2018 - January 27, 2019
HAIM STEINBACH: ZERUBBABELMAGASIN III, JAFFA, ISRAEL January 20 - May 19, 2018
Haim SteinbachTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York April 21 - May 27, 2016Employing a radical form of re-contextualization, Steinbach observes the psychological manifestation and physical materiality of objects. He questions the narrative and connective functions of color and allegory within the world...
OBJECTS FOOD ROOMS CURATED BY ANDRIA HICKEYTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York July 1 - 21, 2015
Haim Steinbach: Once Again the World is FlatKunsthalle Zurich March 24 - August 17, 2014
Between the LinesTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York January 9 - February 8, 2014
HAIM STEINBACH: ONCE AGAIN THE WORLD IS FLATHESSEL MUSEUM OF ART, BARD COLLEGE, NEW YORK June 22 - December 24, 2013
AMBIENT, CURATED BY TIM GRIFFINTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York June 20 - July 26, 2013
SEASON 5: HAIM STEINBACHTHE ARTIST'S INSTITUTE, NEW YORK August 31, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Haim Steinbach: creatureTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York September 8 - October 23, 2011Steinbach is specifically interested in the figure’s role in contemporary art, as well its evolution throughout culture and history. Investigating notions of character, the artist explores the figure as a...
HAIM STEINBACH: PROENZA SCHOULERVILLA DELLA PETRAIA, FLORENCE, ITALY July 1 - December 31, 2009
HAIM STEINBACH: MATRIX 217BERKELEY ART MUSEUM July 10 - September 4, 2005
HAIM STEINBACH: SHOPPING, A CENTURY OF ART AND CONSUMER CULTURESCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY October 28 - December 1, 2002
HAIM STEINBACH: MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, CHILDREN47TH INTERNATIONAL VENICE BIENNALE, ITALY May 15 - November 1, 1997
HAIM STEINBACHCASTELLO DI RIVOLI, MUSEO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, RIVOLI, TORINO October 27 - December 31, 1995
HAIM STEINBACH: DAMAGED GOODS, DESIRE OF THE ECONOMY AND THE OBJECTNEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK, NY June 21 - August 10, 1986
Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flatSerpentine, London
Haim SteinbachText by Mario Perniola, Giorgio Verzotti., 1999 Hardcover, 272 pages
Haim Steinbach: Appear to UseOnline Publication 2019
Haim Steinbach: Object and DisplayTom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Johanna Burton, Germano Celant, 2016 Hardback, 250 pages pages
Publisher: Gregory R Miller Co
Dimensions: 9 x 11 in
Haim SteinbachPalazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana November 18, 2016Haim Steinbach, one of the artist of the exhibition 'Accrochage', talks about his work and artistic practice.
Haim SteinbachConversation with Helen Marten and Tom Eccles July 27, 2016Haim Steinbach in Conversation with Helen Marten and Tom Eccles, with an introduction from Beatrix Ruf, at Kunsthalle Zürich, 2014.
Haim SteinbachArtist talk with Timothy Morton at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York May 17, 2016Haim Steinbach in conversation with world renowned author, thinker and philosopher, Timothy Morton at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2016.