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b. 1944, Israel

Haim Steinbach Biography

Haim Steinbach (born Rehovot, Israel, 1944 and living in New York City since 1957) has been an influential exponent of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970's Steinbach's art has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects, above all everyday objects. In order to enhance their interplay and resonance, he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for them.

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Steinbach presents objects ranging from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to art works that underscore their identities and inherent meanings. Exploring the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context, Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art.

Haim Steinbach Featured Artworks

either and or by Haim Steinbach contemporary artwork
Haim Steinbacheither and or, 2015Vinyl on wall
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
Flying Dutchman 2 by Haim Steinbach contemporary artwork
Haim SteinbachFlying Dutchman 2, 2008Plastic laminated wood shelf, 2 Plastic and metal eye models, Polystone Spiderman bust, 2 Polyester witch hats, Rubber dog chew
108.6 x 280.7 x 45.7 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery

Haim Steinbach Recent Exhibitions

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Haim Steinbach Represented By

White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom White Cube Hong Kong, London, New York, Aspen, Paris

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Haim Steinbach In Related Press

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On Monstering: 'My Head Is a Haunted House' at Sadie Coles HQ and 'Dracula’s Wedding' at Rodeo, London—Curated by Charlie Fox Related Press On Monstering: 'My Head Is a Haunted House' at Sadie Coles HQ and 'Dracula’s Wedding' at Rodeo, London—Curated by Charlie Fox 1 July 2019, Mousse Magazine

Disorientingly familiar, the entrance of My Head Is a Haunted House is covered with a Twin Peaks –esque Red Room floor vinyl that grounds whatever happens there in another dimension. But in contrast to David Lynch’s tricks, there are no velvet curtains bordering an outside;1 there is no alternative to rambling through the rooms suffused in...

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Charlie Fox haunts London Related Press Charlie Fox haunts London 1 July 2019, TANK Magazine

Charlie Fox invites you on a tour of the inner workings of his mind with Dracula’s Wedding and My Head is a Haunted House –two simultaneous exhibitions on this summer at Rodeo and Sadie Coles HQ respectively. Though working in different colour schemes, both shows are a compilation of Fox’s favourite artists and their spookiest works, in all...

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Monster Mash-Up: The Art Gallery As Haunted House Related Press Monster Mash-Up: The Art Gallery As Haunted House 29 June 2019, The Quietus

I didn’t get a chance to see My Head Is A Haunted House until about a week and a half after it opened. In this time (and before the opening), I’ve felt like it was omnipresent online. Constant photos of people posing with giant humping soft sculptures, the cover for the accompanying book endlessly whipping through my feed–It’s had a palpable...

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A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line Related Press A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line 11 January 2017, The New York Times

London has its Fourth Plinth, where contemporary artists have graced — and sometimes goaded — viewers in Trafalgar Square with sculptural work on a bare pedestal originally intended for an equestrian statue of William IV. Now New York will have its own plinth, a highly visible permanent stage for ambitious new international sculpture...

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