Tobias Rehberger — Home and Away and Outside

Tobias Rehberger.
Home and Away and Outside
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© Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2014
Photography, Norbert Miguletz

FrankfurtArt & Culture

Visual Overload

Tobias Rehberger has us going cross-eyed with his “dazzle camouflage”...

You never know quite where you are with the art of Tobias Rehberger, and a lot of that is down to his dizzying environments of black and white stripes and chevrons that purposely overload the brain with too much visual information. This “dazzle camouflage”, based on a technique used for disguising ships in World War One, has been applied to great swathes of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; the venue is currently devoted to Home and Away and Outside, an overwhelming survey of the artist’s work from the last 20 years.

The disorientating flicker effect, which had our heads spinning at this Rehberger-designed New York bar, covers the furniture and sculpture in the museum’s main hall as a continuation of the artist’s 2009 work Was du liebst, bringt dich auch zum Weinen (what you love, also makes you cry). In marked contrast, the background to the second exhibition section is completely white, offering somewhere soothing to go and recover from your migraine, and a third, set up in the museum’s rotunda, houses the 2014 light-and-shadow sculpture Regret. Closing date for the exhibition is 11 May.

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