30.10.2016 | all' aperto

Roman Signer’s Step Towards the Sea

“A Step Towards the Sea” tells the story of a Swiss artist’s close relationship with Italy

He loves Stromboli, where he feels at home and he has a passion for the Ape Piaggio (3-wheeler van), which he discovered in the ’90s. But there’s more to the “Italian connection” of Roman Signer, creator of Horloge for the 2012 edition of ALL’APERTO, the contemporary art project promoted by Fondazione Zegna and curated by Andrea Zegna and Barbara Casavecchia.

This special relationship emerges clearly from the pages of “A Step Towards the Sea”, a book that describes Signer’s numerous travels in Italy, as also reflected in his exhibition “Films and Installations” at Museo MAN, in Nuoro, from April to July 2016.

One of the Swiss artist’s works featuring in the book is Horloge, the “steam clock” (near the main entrance to Zegna’s Wool Mill in Trivero), whose puffs of steam are a periodical invitation to reflect on the passing of time.

Published by Humboldt Books (Milan), the book has texts by Barbara Casavecchia, Lorenzo Giusti, Roman Signer, Rachel Withers and Li Zhenhua.

Discover “A Step Towards the Sea