Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Art in America/John Armleder

Fine Furniture: John Armleder at Swiss Institute

A retrospective of Swiss artist John Armleder's sculptural interpretations of domesticity, "Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979-2012," is on view until Oct. 28 at New York's Swiss Institute. The show catalogues the artist's well-known series of sculptures, which combine painting and found furniture. His formally inventive pairings conjure the interiors of both the household and mind; the specificity of the objects might lead to conjecture, or at least curiosity, about the artist himself. "The least interesting thing about art is the artist," Armleder told A.i.A., reflecting the profound yet offhand modesty of his sculptures.