At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


Carlo Borer

Transformers Clouds and Spaceships
Carlo Borer creates objects made of chromium steel or aluminum, which he designs, develops, and constructs on a 3D-CAD system. Rotation and the perfect relationship of tension between dynamism and static equilibrium play an important role in the definition of forms. They are cut with a laser from sheet metal, curved, and welded. The publication brings together Borer’s sculptures, statues, and installations, which he gives titles such as “transformers,” “loops,” or “clouds,” as well as his “spaceships” and “no readymades.” These objects suggest a presumed use and deceive one into thinking that they are utilitarian objects from a technically advanced civilization, mislead in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

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"Carlo Borer"

June 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0333-3

23 x 29 cm

194 Pages

96 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn
Text by
Peter Lodermeyer, Eduard Kaeser, Florence Isler-Gächter, Gabrielle Obrist
Design by
Harry Schaumburger, Solothurn