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Robert Ziller

Portrait of the Artist as a Museum


Remembering a drawing by Man Ray in which a woman's face was represented with reflective eyes, the artist has installed mirrored glass in the two windows on the upper floor of the façade of 1414 Monterey.

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Robert Ziller is an artist and a poet. Remembering a drawing by Man Ray in which a woman's face was represented with reflective eyes, he has installed mirrored glass in the two windows on the upper floor of the façade of 1414 Monterey, transforming the building into a portrait. It meets the visitor with a mutual gaze. Museum Eyes Mirror Window Souls Look In / Look Out! I'll Tell You Something: Every Now And Then This Building Takes A Walk Around The Block.


Gestures 2: January 8 – February 28, 2002
About The Artist

Robert Ziller (American, b. 1960) is an artist, poet, translator, and singer. His work has been exhibited throughout museums and galleries in the United States, including the Hunter Museum of American Art, Norton Museum of Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Monterey Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Andy Warhol Museum, and Mendelson Gallery. His shows at both the Whitney Museum and New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York are Art-O-Mat works in collaboration with Michael Saxman.

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