Opposites: Unlocking the Diaries

By Jo Phillips

Diaries undated
Diaries, undated. Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. Photographs © Alan Dimmick. Courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012

For those who missed the ‘Dieter Roth: Diaries’ exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery last year, the extended version of the exhibition is on show at the Camden Arts Centre in London this May till July. The extended exhibition includes installation, sculpture, drawing, video, assemblage, books as well as personal materials, such as agendas, ‘to do’ lists, journals, meditative reflections, etc. Read carefully and discover the events and experiences recorded in the diaries that shapes the impressive life and prolific work of the German-Swiss artist.

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Untitled (Diary Page). Photographs © Alan Dimmick. Courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012.

Solo Scenes Video Installation
Solo Scenes, 1997-98. Video installation; 128 monitors, video content on 131 CF card media players. Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. Photographs © Alan Dimmick. Courtesy The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012.

The ‘Dieter Roth: Diaries’ exhibition opens on 17 May till 14 July 2013 at Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG.