The publication Herzbau appears on the occasion of the exhibition «WO WIR» at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (12. Dezember 2020 – 25. April 2021). The issue is an excerpt from the artistic insert of the publication Stadt und Landschaft denken. Anthologie zur Baukultur, which will be published in spring 2021 by Triest Verlag, edited by Architektur Forum Ostschweiz.
Characteristic for Deér's oeuvre is the examination of the question of how human perception is formed in the awareness of one's own body and surroundings. For Herzbau, the artist asked 100 people to name places in eastern Switzerland that trigger an emotional resonance when viewed. Between August and October 2020, this resulted in a sprawling collection of images taken on many trips through eastern Switzerland. The variety of shots reflects Deér's broad interest, which encompasses scenic, material-specific, and corporeal qualities of public space.
Edited by Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Katalin Deér
23 x 14 cm, 64 pages, color illustrations, soft cover