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Gregor Schneider

The German Contribution, Bower, Venice, 2001

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Two color photographs in
handpainted frames with passe-
partouts made by the artist,
image size: 9 1/2 x 6 4/5” (23,1 x 17,1 cm);
frames: 16 1/2 x 12 1/2” (41,7 x 31,8 cm),
Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered

The Archaeology of the everyday. There may be more not only under the floor or between the walls but overhead as well.


“With his own hands [Gregor Schneider] reproduces existing rooms in the same place and subsequently, for exhibition purposes, reconstructs these in another place. Thus, he takes over and affirms an existing building, constantly seeking to make a connection with what it is not, with an uncanny undertow that fundamentally questions the existential possibility of living, of finding refuge in a house. He contextualizes the house with itself in order to locate the other side of its meaning.” Ulrich Loock Parkett No. 63, 2001