stefan banz
how many nights i prayed for this


glass, gymnastic apparatus
300 x 150 x 150 cm
1998
collection kunsthaus zurich


“stefan banz’s glass structure 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.


how many nights i prayed for this
glass, gymnastic apparatus, 300 x 150 x 150 cm, 1998, seen from the front side.


how many nights i prayed for this
 – glass, gymnastic apparatus, 300 x 150 x 150 cm, 1998,
seen from the backside.