Exhibition of the work of Dieter Roth opens at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

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Dieter Roth, Diaries, 1965-1998. Hardcover leatherbound diary with drawings, coloured sketches, collages (cover), 17.5 x 11 x 3 cm / 6 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches. © Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

EDINBURGH.- The Fruitmarket Gallery presents this exhibition of the work of Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998), one of late twentieth century art’s major figures. Roth was an artist of astonishing breadth and diversity, producing books, graphics, drawings, paintings, sculptures, assemblages and installation works involving sounds recordings and video. He was also a composer, musician, poet and writer. Art and life for Roth flowed readily into each other, and much of the material for his artistic output came from his everyday life. This exhibition is the first to focus on the theme of the diary in Roth’s work. Roth kept a diary throughout his life, and saw all art-making as a form of diary keeping. His diaries were a space to record appointments, addresses, lists and deadlines but also ideas, drawings, photographs and poems. They teem with graphic exuberance, and proved a rich source for his ... More