Simryn Gill, Michael Taussig
|Daniel Maier-ReimerThe Italian Journeys of
Four Walks by Daniel Maier-Reimer, 2012–2013
Presented by Clegg & Guttmann
Through the city of Florence, along the Arno River, from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic, and from Carrara to the Apennine mountain range: walking forms the basis of the Daniel Maier-Reimer’s practice. Fragmented maps, virtual tours, and public installations are some of the reinterpretations presented in this publication of the artist’s walks conducted during his residency at the Villa Romana. The walk is redefined by Maier-Reimer from an isolated process to one of collaboration and integration. His proposals to artists, students, and a journalist to utilize his walks as a point of reference demonstrates this urgency and understanding for embedding a community in his works, emphasizing the creation of a fresh perception of the world.
The publication, conceived by Clegg & Guttmann, is a response to Maier-Reimer’s invitation to present his recent body of work for his contribution to the exhibition “Villa Romana 1905–2013: Das Künstlerhaus in Florenz” at the Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. It features an introduction by Clegg & Guttmann, works by the students of IED Florence, David Brooks, Paolo Ermini, and Till Krause, a conversation between Maier-Reimer and Clegg, as well as a photo series Plates: Walks I – III, 2012–2013, four photographs selected by Maier-Reimer of his first three walks.
Design by Ines Lechleitner and Mandy Joane Kollegger