Gregor Schneider

Gregor Schneider




"Making is a higher form of thinking," claims Gregor Schneider, who began to make art as an adolescent. So urgent was his desire to be an artist that, in order to pay for the materials he needed to make his sculptures, he even worked as a gravedigger. Introverted, self-effacing and a close observer of human behavior--with a particular passion for the lowliest of social categories--Schneider has developed an all-absorbing identification with his work, living together with it night and day in an apartment he soundproofed from the rest of the world. Schneider has tried his hand at film, painting and sculpture, but most remarkable is the installation he created between 1985 and 1994, in his home. There he built rooms within rooms, walls in front of walls, doors that led nowhere and windows that opened onto dead spaces. When asked about his motivations, he would defiantly proclaim, "I can't do anything else." This monograph surveys his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788881584604
Publisher: Charta
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregor Schneider was born in 1969 in Germany and has been exhibiting his work since 1992. Gallery exhibitions of his work have been held throughout Germany and in Tokyo, London, and Warsaw, and museum exhibitions have been mounted at Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Kunsthalle Bern and K nstlerhaus Stuttgart, Portikus Frankfurt am Main, and the MusEe diart moderne de la ville de Paris. Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

Paul Schimmel is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the author of Out of Actions and a monograph on Chris Burden.

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