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T O B I A SR E H B E R G E RI N S T A L L A T I O NF O R B I D D EI NH E A V EU S E L E S SI NH E L L ,B E T W E E NH E A V E NA N DH E L LNN ,28017 – 2 0J A R L T E C HC A M P U SU S I N G E N1

F O R B I D D EI NH E A V EU S E L E S SI NH E L L ,B E T W E E NH E A V E NA N DH E L LNN ,Tobias Rehberger’s installation transforms the lobby of the companyJarltech into a transition area, one which gives the effect of a psychedelicsuction, due to its tunnel-like painting. Viewed from the outside, theblack-and-white concentric pattern covering the floor, the walls and theceiling of the lobby exerts a hypnotic pull up the stairs towards thecentrepiece of the installation, a two-piece neon sign.

A vibrant red sofa invites the viewer to sit down and contemplatethe neon signage placed in the left rear corner of the room. Originallyconceived by Rehberger as a unique piece, the neon arrangementis a visual interpretation of the line »Forbidden in Heaven andUseless in Hell« from Marilyn Manson’s song »Four Rusted Horses«.Although at first glance the randomly flickering, flashing neoninstallation gives one the impression that it is malfunctioning, it hasbeen meticulously planned to do so by the artist. As if conveying asecret message to the viewer, the word »cash« constantly reappearsout of the seemingly visual chaos: a visual reference to Jarltech’score business, POS systems.

Tobias Rehberger with Jarltech-CEO Ulrich Spranger

Whether the aptly titled installation is the antechamber to heavenor to hell is the viewer’s decision. Maybe one of the cheerfully smilingclowns, each portraying Jarltech’s CEO Ulrich Spranger, knowsthe journey’s destination while looking down from the ceiling lamps.

Tobias RehbergerParadise Bookshelf2009Multiple:Wood, paint(12 copies 2 artist’s proofs)100 cm x 80 cm x 20 cmTobias RehbergerSelected solo exhibitions1966born in Esslingen/Neckar, Germany2018Tobias Rehberger, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, ROK1987–1992 Studies at the Staatliche Hochschule fürBildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main2016Something else is possible, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt am Main, D199920151661–1910 from Nagasaki, Meiji, Setti, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, CH2014Home and Away and Outside, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, D2011Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, B2001Förderpreis zum Internationalen Preisdes Landes Baden-WürttembergDix-Preis of the Kunstsammlung Gerasince 2001 Professorship at the Staatliche Hochschule fürBildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main2003Karl-Ströher-Preis, Darmstadt2009Hans-Thoma-Preis of the state of Baden-WürttembergGolden Lion, 53. Venice BiennaleHector Kunstpreis of the Kunsthalle Mannheim2016Goetheplakette of the city of Frankfurt am MainPresently, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, DJunge Mütter und andere heikle Fragen, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, A2008Das kein-Henne-Ei-Problem-Wandmalerei, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DThe-chicken-and-egg-no-problem wall-painting,Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL2007On Otto, Fondazione Prada, Milan, I2005I die every day, 1 Cor. 15,31, Palacio de Cristal,Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, E2004Private Matters, Whitechapel Gallery, London, GBArtsonje Center, Seoul, ROK2002Prescrições, descrições, receitas e recibos, Museu Serralves, Porto, PNight Shift, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FGeläut – bis ichs hör, Museum für neue Kunst MNK, Karlsruhe, D2001Do Not Eat Industrially Produced Eggs,Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, D

»People go to a museum, look at a picture and then expect somethingto happen to them. I believe art should be treated less sacral. One shoulddeal with it more naturally, even in everyday life. Why don’t people just goto a museum and hang out, as if it were a café or a park? You don’t have tostare at art all the time for it to have an effect.«2000The Sun from Above, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USAFrac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, F1999Matrix 180. Sunny Side Up, University of California Berkeley Art Museumand Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA1998Moderna Museet Projekt, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SKunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH1996Suggestions from the Visitors of the Shows #74 and #75,Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, DPeuè Seè e Faàgck Sunday Paàe, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, D1995canceled projects, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, D1994Goethe-Institut Yaoundé, Cameroon19929 Skulpturen, Apartment of Kasper König, Frankfurt am Main, DSelected group exhibitions2011OUR MAGIC HOUR, Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama, JP2009Fare Mondi, 53. Venice Biennale, Venice, ISechzig Jahre. Sechzig Werke. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandvon ’49 bis ’09, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, D2003Dreams and Conflicts – The Viewer’s Dictatorship,50. Venice Biennale, Venice, I1998manifesta2, Luxembourg

Tobias RehbergerForbidden in Heaven, Useless in Hell, between Heaven and Hell2017–2018Installation with two neon signsNeon signs:Metal, neon fluorescent tubes, fittings, lighting2 pieces: left piece: 208 x 219.9 x 13.5 cmright piece: 206.7 x 224.7 x 13.5 cmInstallation:Acrylic paint, lacquer, printed carpeting, powder-coated metal rails, couch (Moroso),6 glass lamps laminated with digital prints, adhesive foilapprox. 5.67 x 5.59 x 11.23 mText: Tobias Rehberger; Photography, design, english translation: Jarltech Europe GmbH;Cover photo: Wolfgang Günzel; Photo page 11: Swatch; Quote page 11 (source): FFM Magazin, 2017 2018 Jarltech Europe GmbH Jarltech-Platz 1 61250 Usingen Germanywww.jarltech.com

1994 Goethe-Institut Yaoundé, Cameroon 1992 9 Skulpturen, Apartment of Kasper König, Frankfurt am Main, D Selected group exhibitions 2011 OUR MAGIC HOUR, Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama, JP 2009 Fare Mondi, 53. Venice Biennale, Venice, I Sechzig Jahre. Sechzig Werke. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland