stefan banz, imago mundi, 2014, acrylic and inkjet print on canvas; 12 x 10 cm / and inkjet print on paper, 60 x 60 cm, luciano benetton collection / dienstgebäude, zurich, and courtesy the artist.

new publication
stefan banz, eilshemius: peer of poet-painters
768 pages, 529 illustrations (476 in color), 31 x 24 cm, hardcover, jrp ringier, 2015
roberta smith on the book in the new york times,
november 27, 2015
luc debraine on the book in l'hebdo,
september 17, 2015


“stefan banz’s glass structure [how many nights i prayed for this] containing gymnastic apparatuses—rings, trapeze, climbing pole, ladder—was placed in a gallery hung with paintings by georg baselitz. through the glass, one saw an array of colorful upside-down figures. one could not help but fuse the upended figures with the gymnasium, and read them as children, as colorful as birds, hanging by their knees from the gym equipment, providing a raucous supplement to the rather chaste and even uninteresting sculpture—and providing that young swiss art can elicit fresh meanings as much from non-swiss art as from the swiss art of an earlier time.” arthur c. danto, in „an unrestricted view of the mediterranean,” artforum international, october 1998, pp. 118–19, p. 119.