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HAIM STEINBACH // Collections

“What difference is there between the domestic environment and the artistic context? Don’t both involve displaying something? And
aren’t the objects that are presented laden with meaning in both cases? […] We are all collectors. It is a part of our nature.”
Haim Steinbach

In his solo show at the Lia Rumma Gallery (Milan) Haim Steinbach employs standard architectural building materials – metal studs,
drywall, prefabricated shelving units, paint and wallpaper – evoking both domestic and institutional spaces as places ready for
presentation. The artist exhibits over 50 objects selected from seven collections. The objects are arranged and placed on shelves,
and are displayed on both the permanent gallery walls and Steinbach’s temporary walls.

BIO HAIMSTEINBACH

LIA RUMMA GALLERY

LOOK AT THIS BOOK!

Jean Baudillard, Le Système des objets, Gallimard, Paris, 1968.

« Peut-on espérer classer un monde d’objets qui change à vue et parvenir à un système descriptif ? » La démarche de Jean Baudrillard dans Le Système des objets était de chercher à comprendre comment l’objet avait progressivement conquis son autonomie, comment l’homme était devenu « spectateur » de ses propres objets.