The Mystery of Fertility

Gerda Steiner, Jörg Lenzlinger

The Mystery of Fertility

January 2010

208 pages, 174 colour illustrations, paperback, 26 x 19 cm


ISBN 978-3-85616-495-9

CHF 49.00 / EUR 39,00

The wonderful world of Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger

  • 14 expansive works from the last five years
  • exhibition at Galerie Stampa Basel from 24 January to 27 March 2010

The Mystery of Fertility highlights 14 expansive, site-specific, growing and transient installations by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger – abounding imagination, burgeoning bio-diversity and crystallizing artificial fertilizers in an open-plan office, a foundation library, a waste oil biotope or an old silver mine.

The many colour illustrations survey the respective situations and changes, and also focus on individual parts or details. Texts written by both artists explain the most important links in the genesis of the works, the research involved or the materials collected.

About the artists:
Gerda Steiner (*1967) and Jörg Lenzlinger (*1964) are among the more imaginative representatives of the contemporary Swiss scene. Installations by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger could be seen, for example, at the Expo.02 in Murten, the Venice Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, the Sharjah Biennale (United Arab Emirates), the Palais du Tokyo Paris and in the Gropius building in Berlin.
Poesie pur, eine Schönheit, die bezaubert - auch im Buch mit den wunderbaren Fotos. (Aargauer Zeitung, 21.03.2010)