"Wen juckt Zensur heute noch?" fällt auf Wunsch des Künstlers aus "weil es eh keinen juckt" / "Who cares about censorship?" does not take place due to the artists "because no one cares."

u r 10, (with inventory) KAFFEEZIMMER "Wir sitzen, trinken Kaffee und schauen einfach aus dem Fenster"
Rheydt 1993, rotating room within a room, plaster boards and chipboards on a wooden construction with posts and wheels, 1 engine, 2 doors, 1 window, 1 lamp, 1 cupboard, grey wooden floor, white walls and ceiling, detached, ca. 35 - 105 cm distance to the outer room, window looking south (246 x 289 x 234 cm (L x W x H), S 1,8 - 35cm), HAUS u r, Rheydt, Germany 1985 - today
© Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016, 18 Uhr

Gregor Schneider


Vorhandene Räume (meist bewohnbare Innenräume) baut Schneider in Form, Funktion und Aussehen im Maßstab 1:1 nach. Zusätzlich werden diese Räume fotografiert und gefilmt. Die dargestellten Räume haben häufig einen persönlichen Bezug zum Künstler, die gleichwohl gesellschaftlich relevante Bezüge aufzeigen können.

Seine gebauten Räume und Projekte haben für viel Aufsehen und Diskussionen gesorgt, etwa sein »Haus u r 1985 - heute« (dafür wurde er im Jahre 2001 mit dem Goldenen Löwen der Biennale in Venedig ausgezeichnet), das Projekt »Cube« oder der »Sterberaum«. Seit Anfang der 1990er Jahre arbeitete er mit Räumen in Galerien und Museen.
Gregor Schneider beschrieb 1996 seine Arbeitsweise wie folgt: „es ist als wandere man durch die Schichtungen und Schalungen des eigenen Hirns und gehe dort den Mechanismen der Wahrnehmung und des Wissens nach“.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Gregor Schneider

Double life

Schneider reconstructs existing rooms (usually habitable rooms) in form, function and appearance at a 1:1 scale. Additionally, these rooms are photographed and filmed. The depicted rooms often bear a personal relationship to the artist, and yet they can also show socially relevant references.

His built spaces and projects have attracted much attention and provoked controversy, such as his Haus u r (for which he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2001), the project Cube, and The Dying Room. Since the early 1990s he has worked with spaces in galleries and museums.

Gregor Schneider describes in 1996 his working methods as follows: “It is as if one were to wander through the layers and undulations of one’s own brain in pursuit of the mechanisms of perception and knowledge”.

Wen juckt Zensur heute noch? / Who cares about censorship today?

(graphic elaboration) CUBE BERLIN
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
© Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016, 18 Uhr

Gregor Schneider

Wen juckt Zensur heute noch?

Vom CUBE vor dem Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin über TOTLAST im Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg bis zu IT'S ALL RHEYDT in der Karlskirche zur Documenta in Kassel.

Der Künstler Gregor Schneider berichtet aus seiner eigenen Praxis
Seinen privat initiierten künstlerischen Vorhaben stellt er Arbeiten im öffentlichen institutionellen Ausstellungsbetrieb gegenüber.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Gregor Schneider

Who cares censorship today?

From CUBE (Hamburger Bahnhof / Berlin) via TOTLAST (Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg) to IT’S ALL RHEYDT (during Documenta at Karlskirche / Kassel).

Artist Gregor Schneider reports from his own experience.
He contrasts his privately initiated artistic projects with works within the public, institutional exhibition system.


TALK: It’s all Rheydt - Debut presentation of the video work and artist talk with Gregor Schneider, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

24.05.2016 7:00 pm

Kolkata 2011, bamboos, wood, ropes, straw, clay, polystyrene, color (23x12,2x30m (LxWxH)), Kolkata, India 01.10.2011 - 08.10.2011
© Gregor Schneider / Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan / Germany and India 2011-2012 Infinite Opportunities / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn



Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 7 p.m.

Every autumn in Kolkata in West Bengal, the Durga Purja Festival, one of the largest Indian festivals, takes place to honour the goddess, Durga. Over a period of ten days traditional altars and stages are erected.

In 2011, with financial support from the local Goethe Institute, Gregor Schneider created an unusual temple structure with statues of the goddess, which was included in the festive rituals. The model for his structure was a section of the street, and the cellar of his famous Haus u r in Mönchengladbach-Reydt.

The section of the street, constructed in bamboo, wood and loam, was reproduced at an angle of 90 degrees, and projected 30 metres skywards. Four million pilgrims streamed through a hole in the street into the similarly tilted cellar in which religious ceremonies were consummated. The high point of the festival was a procession through the city during which the statues of the goddess and parts of the street and cellar were symbolically taken leave of in the river. The day after, Schneider pulled all the materials out of the water. These were to be brought to the Karlskirche in Kassel at the invitation of the evangelical regional church in Kurhessen-Waldeck during the documenta d(13), where a religious ceremony was to be celebrated. This plan was blocked by documenta d(13), who only allowed their own projects to take place in public city spaces during this time.

The documentary film, It’s all Rheydt, will be presented for the first time. The stir-provoking video and Schneider’s works in the exhibition will be discussed by Gregor Schneider and Ludwig Seyfarth.


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Wall before Wall, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Germany (Solo)

02.12.2016 - 19.02.2017
Invitation card Gregor Schneider, Bonn Invitation card Gregor Schneider, Bonn


BRD, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany

28.04.2016 - 16.07.2016

Hängung #4, GersonHänger Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

10.04.2016 - 20.05.2016

Homebase, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

08.04.2016 - 23.07.2016
Invitation card Gregor Schneider, Düsseldorf
Invitation card Gregor Schneider, Düsseldorf


TALK: Gregor Schneider Münster Lectures 2016, Kunstakademie Münster, Münster, Germany

10.05.2016 6:00 pm

More info: www.kunstakademie-muenster.de

TALK: Ludwig Seyfarth: short lecture about the filmic work of Gregor Schneider, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

09.04.2016 8:30 & 9:30 pm

More info: www.kaistrasse10.de

Gregor Schneider, Museum Künstlerkolonie, Darmstadt, Germany, Curator: Dr. Philipp Gutbrod (Solo)

27.09.2015 - 28.02.2016
Poster Gregor Schneider, Darmstadt

Homebase. Das Interieur in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany, Curators: Harriet Zilch & Ludwig Seyfarth

03.12.2015 - 21.02.2016

Risk, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Great Britain

10.10.2015 - 17.01.2016

House You are - Guided Tour with the curator Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

17th January 2016 3:00 p.m.

I am sculptor. I build rooms. - Artist Talk with Gregor Schneider and Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

26th November 2015 6:30 p.m.

Invisible Dead Room - Artist Talk with Gregor Schneider, Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, Great Britain

30th October 2015 6:00 p.m.

More info: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/VIDEO/lecture.php?ID=3249

Tania Bruguera with Gregor Schneider

Hear her voice!
For human rights and the freedom of art in CUBA!

Photo: Gregor Schneider, 23rd May 2015 20:12 La Habana, CUBA