“I do if I donʼt” Tobias Rehberger
Installation view Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger “I do if I donʼt”

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart presented the largest and most comprehensive exhibition devoted to the work of Tobias Rehberger (b. 1966) in the Stuttgart region to date. For his sculptures, wall pictures, and installations, the artist, a native of Esslingen now active worldwide, makes use of various concepts and ideas from architecture, design or even music. Rehberger sets everyday objects and spatial structures into unexpected combinations, thus giving them a new interpretation.

The exhibition featured the artist’s central work groups from the last three decades. These include his multiform light installations, the so-called Window Pictures, and Vases Portraits as well as a series of sculptures that play with the effects of light and shadow. Installations created especially for the show offered viewers a variety of opportunities for participation. These works were supplemented by current productions. Among them was a controllable installation of lighting elements on the building’s façade that became a colorful entrance to the museum. The control to it was located in front of the museum entrance, inviting passersby to interact with Rehberger’s work.

The artist had designed the 3rd upper floor of the cube with 3D-printed sculptures as a place for conversing and lingering. Tobias Rehberger had also created a ceramic edition consisting of plate, bowl and mug expressly for the exhibition. The unique pieces were produced using a 3D printing process and then individually finished by him.

Curator Ulrike Groos
Curatorial Assistant Tina Weingardt
Sponsored by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, MUSAGET, Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, Christie's, Merz & Benzing

Ceramic Edition

Dirty Dishes (Print I-III)

Tobias Rehberger has designed the edition "Dirty Dishes (Print I-III)" for the exhibition. This consists of a plate, a bowl and a mug and is limited to 222 pieces each. For the edition, the three objects were shaped by hand, scanned and then produced using the 3D printing process. Each piece has been individually coloured and glazed.

The edition is numbered and signed.
Set price 666 € (shipping included)

You can order the set bestellungen [at] kunstmuseum-stuttgart [dot] de (by mail) according to our terms and conditions and by stating your billing and shipping address.


The light installation on the façade of the museum consisted of two works by Tobias Rehberger: “Free Coffee Free Parking Freedom,” created in 2018 for the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, and “Paysage vu à travers un point d’observation,” designed in 2016 for the 15th edition of the art city walk “Nuit Blanche” in Paris. Parts of the two works have been combined by the artist to form a completely new ensemble.