Arp. Ovi Bimba
Edited by Melanie Dankbar, Juri Steiner
Text: Juri Steiner
JRP Ringier Kunstverlag AG 2012English / German
104 pages, 107 color and 8 b/w ills.
The Zurich works
In 1916, Arp was invited by Hugo Ball to take part in the Cabaret Voltaire at Spiegelgasse 1 in Zurich. The now iconic event marked the birth of Dadaism and the beginnings of a long overdue breakthrough for Arp. "Ovi Bimba" is a revelatory publication exploring these early years of Arp’s practice, focusing on his time in Zurich during the birth of Dada to his sculptures in the 1940s and 1950s.
The publication positions these diverse pieces alongside those of Arp's fellow artists, including his wife, Sophie Taeuber-Arp.