Julia Steiner. Here and Where

Julia Steiner

Here and Where

In the abbey church of Bel­le­lay, Julia Steiner pre­sented a two-part, space-fill­ing in­stal­la­tion: be­hind the altar was a very tall, ab­stract black-and-white paint­ing stretched on a wooden struc­ture, while the choir area was oc­cu­pied by a pla­nar black sculp­ture. The cat­a­logue pre­sents the two parts of the work in mul­ti­ple facets, from var­i­ous view­points and dis­tances, as if guid­ing the reader through the ex­hi­bi­tion. The high-gloss cover with large flaps fea­tures full-bleed close-ups em­pha­sis­ing the ma­te­r­ial qual­i­ties of both paint­ing and sculp­ture. A se­ries of some­times mon­u­men­tal ex­hi­bi­tion views then zooms in on the sculp­ture. In a cen­tre sec­tion on un­coated paper, a num­ber of smaller pho­tos placed in groups of four on a dou­ble page in a uni­form lay­out doc­u­ment the pro­gres­sive con­struc­tion of the in­stal­la­tion. The reader is then brought up close to the paint­ing just as with the sculp­ture in the first part of the cat­a­logue.

Marina Porobic, Basel; Sabine Rusterholz Petko, Zürich
Vexer Verlag, St. Gallen / Berlin (DE);
Fondation de l'Abbatiale de Bellelay
Studio Marie Lusa – Marie Lusa, Lea Fischlin, Zürich
Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (IT)
Vexer Verlag, St. Gallen / Berlin (DE)
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