Roman Signer: Four Rooms, One Artist Opens at Swiss Institute

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NEW YORK, NY.- Swiss Institute presents one of the rare solo exhibitions of Roman Signer in the United States. The renowned Swiss artist (*1938, lives in St. Gallen) will create a series of new works, installations and videos that typically include near-scientific experiments with humorous side effects. Even though many of the works by Roman Signer do not deal with explosions, but rely on water, wind, sand, electricity, and fire, people tend to remember the experiments that blow up. All of Signer’s actions are carefully choreographed. As well as working in his studio, which he calls his lab, Signer often takes off to the Swiss mountains to conduct larger experiments. “I’m no scientist,” he maintains, “I’m a tinkerer.” Many of his happenings are not for public viewing, and are only documented in photos and film. This exhibition at the Swiss Institute is