Not Vital

Not Vital

Not Vital was born in 1948 in Sent, Graubünden (CH). He divides his time between the USA, Niger, Italy and China, as well as Switzerland. His works are inspired by personal impressions and experiences gained on his many trips around the world. He processes images and forms from various cultures into new sculpture projects and installations, always in keeping with the traditions of the respective cultures. His complex work integrates architecture as well as the general development of various different lifestyles and the typical repertoire of forms and symbols, according to location. His materials conserve the often volatile nature of the processes and objects, as well as of those organic materials which fascinate him; he favours the use of bronze, gold, aluminium, silver, stainless steel and marble. His anthropological curiosity structures his career into sections devoted to, for example, glass blowers in Murano, Tuareg jewellery makers in North Africa or paper artists in Bhutan. The titles of his mostly representational works are clear and descriptive, emphasising the figurative dimension vis-à-vis the abstract appearance created by the durability of the material and the isolation from the cultural origin. The viewer is captivated by the tension between organic form and inorganic material in Not Vital's work, which is distinguished by an almost meditative, timeless quality.

Solo exhibitions

2013


Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China


Not Vital: Landscapes, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China


Not Vital: 700 Snowballs, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy.


Œuvres sur papier, Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland


Not Vital 5 Spaniards & Nothing, Ivorypress C / Comandante Zorita 48, Madrid, Spain


 


2012


Not Vital: , Sperone Westwater, NYC, NY, USA.


Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria.


Not Vital, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


Not Vital: Werke 1989 bis 2011, Schauwerk, Sindelfingen, Germany


                                                      


2011


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris.


“Not Vital: Full On (The Portraits)”, UCCA (Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art), Beijing, China.


“Haare, Hirsch & Mao”, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany.


“NOT VITAL 'Art & Architecture Projekt 2011: No Problem Sculpture”, Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich, Switzerland.


“Hanging & Waiting”, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


 


2010



Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.


“Not Vital: Suicides”, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK.



“Places in the World”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France.




Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Editions, Salzburg, Austria


 


2009


‘NOT WHY’, Gaerlie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China


‘Schlafendes Haus’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


‘Pelvis’, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur Switzerland


 


2008


‘Tongue’, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China


‘Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom’, Beijing, China


’10 Austrians and More’, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2007


‘Punts’, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur, Switzerland


‘Lotus, Coffee and Stone Pine, Portraits, Snow and Boyfriend’, Sperone Westwater, New York USA


 


2006                 


“Not Vital,” The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


“Not Vital,” Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland


 


2005                 


“Not Vital: Agadez,” Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany


"Not Vital: New Sculpture,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


“Not Vital: Agadez,” Albion, London


“Not Vital: New Sculpture,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


2004                 


“Not Vital,” Sperone Westwater, New York


“Not Vital, Milla Larmas Id Ün Chamel,” Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin


“Not Vital, 300 Camels,” Central House of Artists, Moscow


 


2003                 


“Not Vital,” Chasa Jaura, Valchava, Switzerland


“Not Vital,” Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland


 


2002                 


“Not Vital, New Sculpture,” de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich


“Not Vital, Mias muntognas,” Edith Wahlandt Galerie, Stuttgart


“Vital,” Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva. (catalogue)


 


2001-2002                 


“Not Vital,” Galleria Cardi & Co., Milan


 


2001                 


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


‚New Sculputre de Pury’ & Luxenbourg, Zürich


Galleria Cardi, Milano


49th International Art Exhibition Venice Bienniale


 


2000                 


Meine Schafe, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur


Nils Stark Galerie, Copenhagen


1999                 


‚Snowballs’, Baron / Boisanté, New York


Sperone Westwater, New York


1998


‚Skulputrer Och Teckniingar’, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden


Nototo, 1000 Eventi, Milano


 


1997                 


‚Large Works on Paper’ Baron / Boisanté, New York


Totem Und Tabu, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld - D, cat.


Sperone Westwater, New York


Malmö Konsthall, Malmö - S, cat.


1996                 


Schoppa, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur


Gallaria D'Art Center Augustin, Scuol


 


1995                 


1000 Eventi, Torino


Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Roma


‚Sculpture’ Sperone Westwater, New York , cat.


‚Private View’ Berggruen & Zevi Limited, London


Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne (Conference de NV Chez Sotheby's Genève)


 
1994                 


Galerie Edith Wahlandt, Stuttgart


Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh


Berggruen & Zevi Limited, London


Kunsthalle Basel, cat.


 


1993                 


’Adam, One Afternoon’, Baron/Boisanté, New York


Gallerie Lehmann, Lausanne


Gallaria D'Art Center Augustin Scuol


’Cow Dung , New Bronze Works’ Wooster Gardens, New York


Gallerie Niels Ewerbeck, Wien


Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland


 


1992                 


’Sculture Recenti’ Studio Guenzani, Milano


Cacche Di Mucca, Via Farini Galleria, Milano


Kunsthandlung Luciano Fasciati, Chur


Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


1991                 


‚The Complete Prints and Multiples’ Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, cat.


Baron/Boisanté Gallery, New York, cat.                  
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


1990                 


PS Gallery, Tokyo, cat.


Baron/Boisanté Gallery, New York


Curt Marcus Gallery, New York


Gallerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg


Prix BCG '90, Musée Rath, Genève, cat.


 


1989                 


Akhnaton, Centre of Arts - Akhnaton Gallery, Zamalek, Cairo - Egypt, cat.  


Centre culturel suisse, Paris


Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis


Galerie Montenay, Paris


 


1988                 


Curt Marcus Gallery, New York


Binz 39, Scuol


Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, cat.


Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg


Baron/Boisanté Gallery, New York


Swiss Institute, New York, cat.


 


1987                 


Rudolf Zwirner Galerie, Köln


 


1986                 


Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles


Gallery Nature Morte, New York


Galleria Pinta, Genova


 


1985                 


‚Sculptures and Drawings’ Willard Gallery, New York


‚Sculpturen en Tekeningen’ Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam


 


1984


Nature Morte, New York


Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh


Gallerie Hartmann, St. Gallen


 


1983


Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh


 


1982                 


Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus


Gimpel-Hanover and Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zürich


 


1981                 


Albert White Gallery, Toronto                 


Altstadt Gallerie Chur, Chur


 


1980                 


Gimpel-Hanover and Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zürich


Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburg


 


1979


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, cat.


 


1975


Gallerie Peter Noser, Zürich


 


1974


Dritte Galerie, Zofingen


 


1973


Galleria LP 220, Torino


 


1972


Galleria Diagramma, Milano


 


1971


Galerie d'art moderne, Chur


Group exhibitions

2013


“Uninhabitable Objects – Dwellings between Imagination and Reality”, NAIRS Centre for Contemporary Art, Scuol, Switzerland


“Blickachsen 9 - Contemporary Sculpture in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt/Rhein-Main”, FrankfurtMain, Germany 


“Uninhabitable Objects – Dwellings between Imagination and Reality,” Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland


“Moving: Norman Foster on Art”, Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain, Nîmes, France


 


2012/2013


“10 Years in the Engadin”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Engadin.


 


2012


“Carpe Diem”, Toyota Municipal Museum, Nagoya, Japan.


“Marble Sculpture from 350 B.C to last week”, Sperone Westwater, NYC, NY, USA.


“Art et Nature”, Jardin du Havel, Saint Hymer, France.


 


2011


“Director’s Choice” Bünder Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland


“Idea and Object”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


“Arp, Beckmann, Munch, Kirchner, Warhol … Classics in Bonn


The Unknown Collection from Bielefeld”, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Germany


 


2010



“25 Jahre Galerie Tschudi”, Galerie Tschudi, Zurich, Switzerland.




“Tuileries 2010” (part of FIAC Paris 2010), Paris, France.


 


2009


Fuentes (Artists and Their Inspirations), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg



Fuentes (Non-European Influences on Contemporary Artists), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


 


2008       



Not Vital and Emil Lukas, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh
Blood on Paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London



Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, The Museum of Modern Art, New York




 


2007



‘25 Jahre Galerie Crone’, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany.



‘Exposures, the contemporary self-portrait’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.



‘Von Tag zu Tag’, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, Switzerland.



‘Contemporary Art on Paper’, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA.



‘Collective One’, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland.


 


2006        


“Mountains,” Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland


The Arts Club of Chicago, USA


Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland


 


2005                 


Galerie Tschudi, Switzerland


 


2004


Caratsch de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich


Sperone Westwater, New York (Katalog)


Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin


Alden Gallery, Moskou


New Tretiakov Gallery, Moskau


 


2003


Chasa Jaura, Valchava


Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (Katalog)


 


2002


Kunsthalle Goppingen


Museum zum Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (Katalog)


 


2001                 


De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich


Galleria Cardl & Co, Malland (Katalog)


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


2000                  


Nils StaerkGalerie, Kopenhagen


 


1999


Präsentation Zeitgenössischer Kunst, Bayrische Versicherungsbank AG, Unterföhring


Impressing The Body, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University Of Massachusetts Amherst


Magisches Rätisches Dreieck, Drei Künstler - Drei Positionen, Schloss Landeck, cat.


Konnex Kairo, Kunst Museum Thun, Thun, cat.


 


1998


Zeitgenössische Skulptur, Europa-Afrika, 7. Triennale der Kleinplastik 1998, SüdwestLB Forum Stuttgart, cat.


Galleria Maria Cilena, Milano


 


1997                 


Objectivity, Contemporary Art Center Of Virginia, Virginia Beach


Animeaux et animeaux, Zeitgenöss. Kunst u. Zoologie, Museum zu Allerheiligen,


Kunstverein Schaffhausen, cat.


Animals, Baron / Boisanté, New York


Schweizer Kunst, Auktionshaus Sotheby’s, Zürich, cat.


 


1996                 


The Material Imagination, Untitled, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York


Projects, 3 New + 3 Old, Baron / Boisanté, New York


Thinking Print, Books to Billboards, 1980 - 1995, The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Dissimilar & Unrelated Sculptures, Baron / Boisanté, New York


Übergänge - Kunst aus Graubünden 1936 - 1996, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur


 


1995                 


(W) H O (W) ARE YOU?, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki


Show Of Sculpture, Sperone Westwater, New York


Selected Projects Of ’81 - ’95, Baron / Boisanté, New York


Schrift Im Bild, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur


Beyond Switzerland - Works by Contemporary Swiss Artists, Hong Kong Museum of Art, cat.


 


1994               


Drawing in Black and White, A Selection of Contemporary Works…,


The Museum of Modern Art, New York


A Century of Artists Books, The Museum of Modern Art, New York           


Art Cologne, Galerie Edith Wahlandt, Köln


The Body Human, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York


Curtis Anderson and Not Vital, Baron/Boisanté, New York


Projekt Schweiz II, Natur - Kultur, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, cat.


 


1993


Self - Evidence, Self-Portraits in Prints and Photographs, New York Public Library, New York


Across The River and Into The Trees, a Sculpture Show, The Rushmore Festival, Rushmore


Works On Paper, Baron/Boisanté, New York


 


1992           


Drawn in the 90’s, The Katonah Museum of Art - EGYPT


Drawn in the 90’s, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington


Drawn in the 90’s, Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Alberta


Drawn in the 90’s, Hunstville Museum of Art, Hunstville, Alabama


also Exeter, San Diego, Lamont, Warchester all USA           


Not Vital und Florio Puenter, Pinta Galleria, Genève


Skulpturen Und Arbeiten Auf Papier, Galerie Nova Fredi Büchel, Pontresina


Donald Baechler, Michael Byron, Not Vital, Baron/Boisanté, New York


Works On Paper, Baron/Boisanté, New York


 


1991                 


Druckgraphik & Multiples, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur , cat.


Skulpturen - Bilder - Grafiken, Galerie Nova, Pontresina


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


1990                 


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, cat.


The First Five Years, The Kaldewey Press At Harvard University, Boston, cat.


 


1989                 


La Suisse Romanche Vue Par Iso Camartin, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris


Reflets Contemporains d’une Collection, Musée Pulliérane, Pully, cat.


Reflets Contemporains d’une Collection, Musée des beaux-arts, Ville de Locle


Projects and Portfolios, Brooklyn Museum, New York            


Monochrome, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston


The New Poverty II, Meyers Bloom Gallery, St. Monica, CA.


Object of Thought, A Collection of Objects and Small Sculptures, Anders Tornberg Gallery, New York


The 1980s, Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C.


Selected Multiples, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York


Gemälde und Skulpturen, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, cat.


 


1988                 


"Blow Up", Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern


Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York


Off White, Diane Brown Gallery, New York


Not Vital, Salvatore Scarpitta, Studio Guenzani, Milano


Kaldeway Press, Thomas E. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Konfrontationen von Angelika Kauffmann bis Miriam Cahn, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


Donald Baechler, Michael Byron, Not Vital, Baron/Boisanté, New York


Not Vital, Ange Leccia, Dennis Adams, Galerie Faust, Genève


Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art (Dep. of Prints and Illustrated Books), New York


 


1987                 


The New Poverty, John Gibson Gallery, New York, cat.


Drawing Since 1940, Museum of Modern Art, New York


16 Schweizer Künstler, Druck-Graphik der 80er Jahre, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, cat.


Similia / Dissimilia, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, cat.


Similia / Dissimilia, Wallach Art Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, cat.


Similia / Dissimilia, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, cat.


The Antique Future, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York


Walls and Spaces, three swiss artists, Rosmarie Koczy, Oliver Mosset, Not Vital, New York


 


1986                 


Invitational Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York


Brooklyn Museum, New York


Time After Time, Diana Brown Gallery, New York


Willard Gallery, New York


Verso Sud e Verso Nord - Artisti italiani e svizzeri, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, cat.


 


1985                 


Male Sexuality, Art City, New York


Gallery Nature Morte, New York


Graffiti And East Village Artists, Librizzi Gallery, New York


Objects of Comfort, City Without Walls, Newark


Cult and Decorum, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York


American Paintings 1975 - 1985, The Aaron and Phillis Katz Collection,


Aspen Art Museum, Aspen


Large Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


 


1984                 


Ref. 84, Palud N° 1, Lausanne, cat.


Aspekte Aktueller Bündner Kunst, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, cat.


Jim Colarusso, Michael Hafftka, Christoph Hertzog, Not Vital, Mendelson Gallery,


Pittsburgh


Wedge Benefit, Gallery Nature Morte, New York


 Selected Drawings by Eleven Artists, Willard Gallery, New York


"Eccentric Image(s)", Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles


 


1983


Not Vital, Corsin Fontana, Das Auslöschen Der Bilder Durch Die Zeit, Galerie Claudia


Knapp, Chur


Twelve Swiss Artists, Gimpel-Hanover + André Emmerich Galleries, Zürich


Gimpel-Hanover Gallery, London


Not Vital, Steve Staso, Julian L. Mosca, Schweizerhof, Vulpera


Niveau Gallery, New York


New Expressions, Leonarda di Mauro Gallery, New York


Joseph Nechvatal, Not Vital, Robin Weglinski, Gallery Nature Morte, New York


 


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


 


1982                 


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


Yulla Lipchitz And Not Vital, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh


Animals And Archetypes, P. S. 122, New York


 


1980                 


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


 


1979                 


Sommerausstellung, Galerie Schöner Wohnen, Zürich und Locarno


Weihnachtsausstellung der Bündner Künstler, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, cat.


 


1977                 


Städtische Galerie Zum Strauhof, Zürich


 


1976


Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur


 


Bibliography

ARTICLES


 


'A Grotesque Stillness Flirts With Flamboyance', The New York Times, 2012


Artner, Alan, ‘Seemingly an Outsider, Vital Transcends Borders’, Chicago Tribune, 16 March 2006.


Baldrighi, Luciana, ‘Salavtore Scarpitta e Not Vital’, L’Arca, n. 13.


Bradley, Kimberly, ‘Quiet Vitality’, Artnet (http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews), 12th May, 2004.


Brenson, Michael, ‘Similia/Dissimilia’, The New York Times, Friday, December 18th, 1987. 


Chauvy, Laurence, ‘Not Vital: un art engagé’, Journal de Genève, Tuesday, 18th December 1990.


Collins, Lauren., ‘You Say Vidal’, The New Yorker, 1st October 2007.


Conti, Viana ,‘Nasce Pinta’, Flash Art (Italian Edition), N. 137, February-March 1987.


Cotter, Holland, ‘Not Vital at Curt Marcus’, Art in America, October, 1988.


Currah, Mark, ‘Not Vital: Berggruen and Zevi’, Time Out London, 11-18 January 1995.


Decter, Joshua, ‘Reviews’, Flash Art, October 1988.


Duff, Stacey, ‘Vitality Stories’, Time Out Beijing, June 2008.


Esman, Abigail R., ‘Swiss Art Today’, Art and Auction, 1983.


Evans-Clark, Philip, ‘“New Poverty” Show at the Gibson Gallery’, The New York Observer, October 26th, 1987.


Frankel, David, ‘Not Vital, Sperone Westwater’, Artforum, Summer 2004.


Iannacci, Anthony,  ‘Not Vital: Sperone Westwater’, Artforum, October 1995.


Johnson, Ken, ‘Not Vital’, The New York Times, Friday, 5th 1999.


Johnson, Ken, ‘Not Vital: Sperone Westwater’, The New York Times, 16th April, 2004.


Karmel, Pepe.,  ‘The Stuff of Dreams And the Natural World’, The New York Times, January 5th, 1996.


Kimmelman, Michael, ‘Review/Art’, The New York Times, Friday April 27th, 1990.


 


King, Elaine A., ‘East Coast Reviews’, New Art Examiner, June 1984.


Koplos, Janet, ‘Not Vital at Sperone Westwater’, Art in America,


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Krienke, Mary, ‘Not Vital: Galerie Lehmann’, Art News, April 1993.


Kuspit, Donald, ‘Not Vital’s Relics of the Present’, Artforum International, January, 1989.


Low, Markus, ‘Totems to a World Past Or yet to Come’, Swiss American Review, May 11th, 1988


Mahony, Robert, ‘New York in Review’, Arts Magazine, September, 1990.


Maneguzzo, Marco, ‘Not Vital: De Pury & Luxembourg/Galleria Cardi & Co – Reviews: Zurich/Milan’, Artforum, April 2002.


Miller, Donald, ‘His Name’s Not Vital, But His Art Has Life’, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday March 28th, 1980.


Morgan, Robert, ‘Not Vital’, Review, 15 September, 1999.


Neri, Louise, Interview, ‘Not Vital: Common Currency’, Parkett, n 33, 1992.


Princenthal, Nancy, ‘The Underside of Innocence’, Art in America, September 2004.


Rabitsch, Virginia, ‘Kunst and “Architecture without Architects”: Hans-Jörg Ruch und Not Vital’, Viso Architektur, n 5, 2010.


Raplot, Mark, ‘Not Vital: New Sculptures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’, Modern Painters, March 2005.


Schmidt-Wulffen, Stephan, ‘Spotlight’, Flash Art, November 1987.


 


Smith, Roberta, ‘Not Vital’, The New York Times, 25th June, 1993.


Spiegler, Marc, ‘Not Vital’, Art + Auction, April 2004.


Stoeber, Michael, ‘Not Vital, Being and Building’, Sculpture Magazine, January/February, 2006.


Tallman, Susan, ‘Multiples by Not Vital’, Arts Magazine, May 1980.


Upshaw, Reagan, ‘Not Vital at Sperone Westwater’, Art in America, November, 1995.


Upshaw, Reagan, ‘Not Vital at Willard’, Art in America, June 1985.


Vettese, Angela, ‘Salavtore Scarpitta, Not Vital: Studio Guenzani, Flash Art (Italian Edition), n 144.


Weintraub, Linda, ‘Not Vital’, Tema Celeste, 104, August, 2004.


Zimmer, William, “City Without Walls: ‘Objects of Comfort’”, The New York Times, Sunday, April 14th, 1985.


‘Not Vital – Less Is More’, Swiss American Review, February 27th, 1985.


 


 


CATALOGUES


 


‘Not Why’ Exhibition Catalogue, Galerie Urs Miele, Beijing, Text Christoph Doswald, trans. Werner Richter, 2009.


 


‘Not Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA, Stephen Grahem, Cathy S. Cottong, Akhmed Haidera, 2006.


 


‘Not Vital: Agadez’, Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Bleiefeld, 2005.


 


‘Not Vital’ Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2005. Interview Louise Neri.


 


‘Not Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, 2004.


 


‘Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, 2002.


 


‘Fat Es Fat’, Exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, 2002.


 


‘Voglio vedere le mie montagne’, Exhibition Catalogue, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy, text by Not Vital, 2001.


 


‘Not Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, 1999.


 


‘Not Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Malmö Konsthall, Anthony Jannacci, Bera Nordal, 1998.


 


‘Not Vital’, Exhibition catalogue, Musée Rath, Genèva, Switzerland, Claude Ritschard ‘Le Veau d'or ou la sculpture conceptuelle de Not Vital’, 1990.


 


‘Not Vital at Akhnaton’, Exhibition catalogue, André v. Grafenried; Mohamed Taha Hussien, 1989.


 


‘Not Vital, Works on Paper’, Exhibition catalogue, Swiss Institute New York, Ziba de Weck, 1988.


 


Bigger Than You’: A Sculpture by Not Vital for the Swiss Volksbank in St. Moritz, published by Studio Guenzani, Milan, 1988. Text Claudio Guenzani, Hans-Jörg Ruch, Beat Stutzer, trans. Barabar Naddeo, Lucas Dietrich, Carolyn Phillips.


Public and private collections

Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, USA




The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA




Guggenheim Museum, NYC, New York, USA




Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, PA, USA




Musee d'Art et Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland




Bunder Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland




Kunstmuseum, Glarus, Switzerland




Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland




Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland




Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland




Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, England