Rémy Zaugg

Courgenay, Switzerland
1943 – 2005

Rémy Zaugg was born in 1943 in Courgenay, Switzerland, and died in 2005. He participated in documenta 7, Kassel (1982); Skulptur Projekte Münster (1987); and the Carnegie International, Pittsburg (1995). He had solo exhibitions at Reina Sofía, Madrid (2016); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2015); Schaulager Basel (2004); Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main (2002); Kunsthalle Bern (2000); Kunsthalle Basel (1999, 1989, 1980); Kröller-Möller Museum, Otterlo (1996); Museum Folkwang, Essen (1989); Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1991, 1988); Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam (1984); and Kunstmuseum Basel (1972).

His work has been shown internationally in numerous group exhibitions. Next to his artistic practice Zaugg was a prolific writer and published many theoretical texts, such as Die List der Unschuld: Das Wahrnehmen einer Skulptur (1982); Für das Kunstwerk: Kunstmuseum Bern, Atelier 5 (1982); Das Kunstmuseum, das ich mir erträume, oder Der Ort des Werkes und des Menschen (1987); Die Entstehung eines Bildwerkes (1990); and Voir Mort (1990).

In 2005 a comprehensive monograph by Gerhard Mack was published by Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg. 
Zaugg’s collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron has resulted in several publications and almost 15 architectural works, for instance the design of Tate Modern London.