Starting on 17 December 2012 and continuing for a month, Björn Roth and Bjarni Grímsson documented the installation of ‘Dieter Roth. Björn Roth,’ the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth on West 18th Street, New York. Their images capture the monumental scale of the exhibition and share the human scale of creating it.
One of the most influential artists of the post-World War II period, Dieter Roth was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1930, to a German mother and a Swiss father, and died in Basel, Switzerland in 1998. Dieter Roth was an artist of an immense diversity and breadth, producing books, graphics, drawings, paintings, sculptures, assemblages, installations, audio and media works involving slides, sound recordings, film and video. He also worked as a composer, poet, writer and musician. He often collaborated with other artists, subverting the principle of authorship.