06 August 2012

Michal Rovner's work in video, sculpture, drawing, sound and installation has been exhibited worldwide in over fifty solo exhibitions including Michal Rovner: The Space Between (2002), a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, Against Order? Against Disorder?(2003) at the Israeli Pavilion 50th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Fields(2005) at Jeu de Paume in collaboration with Festival d'Automne; with Fields of Fire (sound composed by Heiner Goebbels), Paris, and Histoires (2011), a solo exhibition in three parts at the Musee du Louvre in Paris. Michal Rovner inaugurates a new site specific work in a large exhibition at the UNESCO world heritage Zollverein in Essen. Each year the Ruhrtriennale 2012 - 2014 invites a contemporary video artist to engage with the space of the industrial monuments and present new works for the site. Beginning operation in the 1960s, this site once was an industrial plant used to mix different types of coal; the walls of its huge funnel-bear the traces of this production process. Current, Rovner's new work is inspired by Mischanlage, its monumental cement structure, its history and the visual power of the residue of coal coking that left its imprint on the wall.

Current - until September 30, daily, 10 am to 6 pm, Mischanlage, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen