Pavel Büchler, Climate Change (2008)
Pavel Büchler delights in drawing attention to the obvious and his project was an expression of the metaphorical climate of the fair. Reinforcing the experience of dislocation from reality, his piece confounded the senses of visitors in the entrance corridor by playing sounds that represented the opposite of actual external weather conditions.
Pavel Büchler (b.1952) is a Czech-born artist, lecturer and occasional writer living in Manchester.
He has recently shown in ‘Whatever Happened to Social Democracy?’ (Rooseum, Malmö, 2005), ‘Off-Key’ (Kunsthalle Bern, 2005), 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005), ‘The Grand Promenade’ (National Museum of Modern Art, Athens, 2006), ‘ITCA 2008’ (National Gallery, Prague, 2008) and in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern (2006), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2007), objectif/MuHKA, Antwerp (2007) and Max Wigram Gallery, London (2008). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Frankfurter Kunstverein (2009), annex14, Bern (2009) and DOX, Prague (2010). A new monograph on his work, Absentmindedwindowgazing, was published in 2007 by Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam.