Peter Regli

Peter Regli

Peter Regli (b. 1959 in Andermatt, Switzerland) is best known for his ongoing project, Reality Hacking, a series of temporary and often anonymous interventions in the landscape and other public spaces. Initiated in the 1990s and spanning four continents, Reality Hacking consists of over 300 interventions to date, including such varied works as RH No. 320 (Snow Monsters) (2015), a constellation of twelve marble snowmen in various stages of melting that occupied the plaza outside of the Flatiron Building in New York City; RH No. 202 (2002–2003), a composition performed by the Ensemble for New Music Zurich based on a recording the artist made of a glass shelf filled with crystal objects crashing down a flight of stairs; RH No. 200 (2002), an artificial doughnut-shaped island built at the delta of a river in Switzerland using rocks and earth from the construction of a nearby tunnel; and RH No. 244 (2007), a snowman installed at the southernmost point of the African continent.

Recent solo exhibitions include RH No. 324, Art: Concept, Paris (2015); RH No. 315: Sleeping Stone, Karma, Amagansett, New York (2014); RH No. 313: Ages of Smoke, Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2014), RH No. 289: White Horse Dream, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2011), and RH No. 240: Same Same—But Different, Helmhaus Zurich (2007). Regli’s work is included in many important international public and private collections, including the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. He lives and works in New York.

 

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Selected Works

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  • Reality Hacking No. 240 (S-013 and B-052)
    2007 - present
    Marble
    S-013: 12 x 9 x 8 inches (30.5 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)
    B-052: 17 x 8 x 6 inches (43.2 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm)

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  • Reality Hacking No. 240 (S-009 and B-044)
    2007 - present
    Marble
    S-009: 6 3/4 x 12 x 11 1/2 inches (17.1 x 30.5 x 29.2 cm)
    B-044: 15 1/2 x 12 x 6 1/2 inches (39.4 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm)

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  • Reality Hacking No. 240 (S-065 and B-023)
    2007 - present
    Marble
    S-065: 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (36.8 x 16.5 x 13.3 cm)
    B-023: 12 x 11 1/2 x 8 inches (30.5 x 29.2 x 20.3 cm)

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  • Mono Lake, California, USA, June 1983
    2015
    Archival inkjet print on Baryta paper
    15 13/16 x 20 3/8 inches (40.2 x 51.7 cm)

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  • Outside Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China, December 2008 (A)
    2015
    Archival inkjet print on Baryta paper
    28 7/16 x 23 5/16 inches (72.2 x 59.2 cm)

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Video

Peter Regli: One Sun – One Moon

March 22, 2017

Peter Regli: One Sun – One Moon at Dominique Lévy presented 'Reality Hacking No. 240 (2007 – present),' an ensemble of sacred and totemic personages situated in animated pairs and groups. The shared medium of carved marble makes these venerated symbols and folkloric figures appear to have a family resemblance as they meet head-on in a cultural exchange between the East and the West.

Exhibitions

Publications

Selected Press

Artforum | Peter Regli

July 1, 2015

The marble Buddha laughs benevolently, luxuriating, on one side. His follower, a worried-looking marble …

1 jour 1 actu | Mystérieux bonshommes

March 14, 2015

En ce moment, à New York, c'est l'hiver et il neige régulièrement. Installés sur une …

Hyperallergic | 12 Marble Snowmen Laugh at Snowmageddon

January 27, 2015

The piece, titled “Snow Monsters,” injects life into the heart of the Flatiron District’s slush-filled …

untapped cities | Snow Monsters, an Art Installation by Peter Regli Arrives to Flatiron Amidst the Blizzard

January 26, 2015

As if on cue, The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and the New York City Department of Transportation …

Widewalls | Snow Monsters at Dominique Levy

January 25, 2015

This exhibition is Peter Regli’s Project No. 320 in Reality Hacking. Tracking down his
earlier …

WWD | Peter Regli's 'Snow Monsters' Being Installed in Flatiron

January 23, 2015

Flatiron shoppers may soon be stopped in their tracks by Peter Regli’s “Snow Monsters,” 12 life-size …

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