Stefan Brüggemann and Randy Kennedy, Hauser & Wirth’s Director of Special Projects and editor of Ursula magazine, discuss the artist’s recent body of gold-leaf works made during the lockdown in 2020, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth St Moritz.
The works evolved from Brüggemann’s existing Text Pieces. These laconic texts employ language that we regularly encounter in our accelerated digital lives. Presented as shortened modern poems, Brüggemann offers a caustic perspective on modernity and the digital age—the staccato rhythms of these sloganistic lines mirroring the relentlessness of newsfeed culture. Brüggemann’s choice of words force us to reflect on our online existence of scrolling and constant consumption, jolting us out of our collective reverie.
Stefan Brüggemann was born in 1975 in Mexico City, and lives and works in Mexico City and London. Spanning —and sometimes combining—sculpture, video and painting, Stefan Brüggemann’s work deploys text in conceptual installations rich with acerbic social critique.
Randy Kennedy has been the gallery’s Director of Special Projects and editor of Ursula magazine since 2018. He was a reporter at The New York Times for 23 years, more than half of those writing about the art world.
Hauser & Wirth is an international contemporary and modern art gallery with spaces in Zurich, London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Gstaad and St. Moritz.
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