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Aargauer Kunsthaus opens monographic exhibition featuring Swiss artist Roman Signer

AARAU.- The Aargauer Kunsthaus kicks off the new year with a large one man exhibition of internationally renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer. The idea for this monographic exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus arose from a desire to introduce a wider public to the artist’s photo series Street Views, which was acquired in 2011. The photographs of this series are juxtaposed with thirty-six projections of super 8 films that Roman Signer made between 1975 and 1989 to document actions, in most cases quite spectacular ones. The exhibition stands out for the way in which the projections of the thirty-six super 8 films are orchestrated: following traditional ways of mounting pictures in museums, the projected films are shown side by side. In order to allow this expansive mode of presentation, almost all movable exhibition walls on the ground floor of the museum’s extension building were removed. The parallel arr