Exhibitions - Rosa Barba - Time as Perspective

Kunsthaus Zürich

  Date: 06.06.2012 - 09.09.2012

Rosa Barba was born in 1972 in Agrigento (Sicily) and now lives in Berlin. She works mainly with the medium of film and has already garnered a number of awards for her work (most recently the Nam June Paik Award 2010). She is one of the most important artists working in film of her generation worldwide, and has made a name for herself through appearances in major international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale 2009 as well as solo shows at respected venues including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010).


The Kunsthaus Zürich is the first museum in Switzerland to devote a solo exhibition to the artist. She is producing new works specifically for the show. At the core of Rosa Barba’s work is the medium of film: she breaks it down and analyses it, employing it not only as an image carrier but also as material for her sculptural installations. These are intricate works in which analysis is strikingly combined with sensuality.


The exhibition ‘Time as Perspective’ is produced in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall, Norway and consists of two chapters whereas the first will be presented in Zurich from 6 June to 9 September 2012 and the second in Bergen from 2 February to 17 March 2013 – with a prologue at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, from 22 May to 23 September 2012.