by Robert Estermann
Installation: metal racks, monitor with 4K video loop, sound, 212 min- utes (106 sequences, each two minutes), props (boots, whips, spurs, riding gear, riding pads, horse tack, harnesses, clothes, wigs, masks, video camera, etc.), dimensions variable
Courtesy Last Tango, Zurich, Switzerland.
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Photos by Kilian Bannwart Courtesy of Last Tango
Robert Estermann (born 1970, Lucerne, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. He studied at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris from 1992 to 1997 and was a fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht from 1999 to 2001. Estermann has exhibited extensively both in Switzerland and internationally. His most recent solo exhibitions include: Galleria Di Berna, Stadtgalerie Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2021); Kosmos Lem, Rechenzentrum, Potsdam, Germany (2021); World Drawing Class, Hilfiker Kunstprojekte, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo, 2019); Wild Youths Riot School, Museum Jajaknamusoup, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea (2018); They Printed It, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (2015); Eco-Echo-Echo, Corriente Alterna, Lima, Peru (2015). Prizes and scholarships include: Manor Art Prize, Lucerne (2007); Swiss Art Awards (2005, 2007, 2009); Werkbeitrag des Kantons Zürich (2005, 2007, 2012); Jury Prize (Preis der Zentralschweizer Kantone) (2005); Artist-in-Residence, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (1999-2001). His work is held in collections such as Canton of Zurich, City of Zurich, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Fondation CMC Agnès B., Paris, Sammlung Hoffmann La-Roche, Metropolitan Museum, New York, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, FRAC PACA, Marseille as well as The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC.
"Bareback or with a saddle, we enter a world of equestrian stunts, perversely elegant lines, and a plethora of morphed props.
Excerpt from the exhibition text “Robert Estermann & Oz Oderbolz”, Last Tango, Zurich, Switzerland (duo show)