Haim Steinbach

Text by Mario Perniola, Giorgio Verzotti., 1999

Publisher: Charta.

ISBN: 9788881581955

pages: 272

Haim Steinbach (born 1944) is a leading figure in American art. Since the 1970s he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for the presentation of objects. Steinbach displays already existing objects, carefully chosen and placed on shelves, ranging from the natural to the common, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to artworks which illuminate the aesthetic and social qualities of objects. By exploring the psychological, cultural and ritualistic context of the artwork, and its role in the production of meaning, Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art. This book is the expanded and revised edition of the monograph published in 1995 and documents the artist's activity over the past 30 years.