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SELECTED WORKS BY Silke Schatz

Mothership
Silke Schatz
Mothership

2003

Mixed Media

140 cm diameter height variable
Memories – one’s own and those one inherits – are a central concern of Silke Schatz’s approach to making objects. She describes the drawn line as “the extension of a thought”, and her spectral drawings of buildings designed in her hometown of Celle, Germany by modernist architect Otto Haesler have the quality of memory’s unstable presence in the mind.
Elephantenhaus
Silke Schatz
Elephantenhaus

2003

Pencil and colourpencil on paper

240 x 290 cm
Much like medieval ‘memory palaces’ – imagined architectural structures, designed to aid in memorising texts – Schatz’s drawings attempt to impose the logical structure of actual space on the messy stuff of human thought. Like the partiality of memory, architectural drawings show an ideally unpopulated vision of the world; their ruled perfection is a kind of expunging of human unpredictability. Schatz’s drawings accept this, overlaying spatial information in complex layers, rendering the imagined space of utopian modernism uninhabitable and distant.
Celle, Siedlung Georgsgarten Block I and Wall Mural, 2006 after otto haesler 1927
Silke Schatz
Celle, Siedlung Georgsgarten Block I and Wall Mural, 2006 after otto haesler 1927

2006

Leadpencil and Colorpencil on Paper

2 parts; 230 x 165 cm, 230 x 82.5 cm
Similarly, in her mixed media mobile Mothership, Schatz recreates twentieth-century aesthetics in terms designed to show up its distance from the present. Concentric rings of cardboard, painted in dazzling hues and inlaid with text and photographic clippings from newspapers, hang from the ceiling, like a modernist chandelier, revealing and concealing their interiors as they turn. Like the memory of an object once seen and held in the mind, Schatz’s work is a wilfully quixotic object, the lightness and frailty of its construction part of its examination of memory’s failures.
Wurzelkind

Wurzelkind

Wurzelkind

Silke Schatz
Wurzelkind

2006

Lagerfeuer 1950s found lamp with eight coloured lightbulbs 71 cm Diameter, approx 100 cm from floor Figures: Martha und Erich Schatz Clothing, Shoes, Wig, Wood, Cardboard, Photocopies on Fabric, Filling Material, hains, Screws, Lamp, Wire 190 x 102, Drawing: Celle, Thaers Gartenhaus, lead pencil on coloured paper, 294.5 x 460 cm (2 parts)

Engel
Silke Schatz
Engel

2005

Mixed Media

187 x 51 x 43 cm
MatarĂ© – Study I
Silke Schatz
MatarĂ© – Study I

2007

Ink and photocopies on paper

47 x 68.5 cm
Text by Ben Street

Silke Schatz's BIOGRAPHY

Silke Schatz
Born in 1967, Celle, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Neuer Kunstverein, Wuppertaler, Germany

2012
Extra Langenhagen, Kunstverein Langenhagenand and Kapelle im Eichenpark, Langenhagen, Germany
Space Drawings (with Caroline Beyer), Kunstmuseum MĂŒlheim an der Ruhr , Germany

2011
I love psycho, Meyer Riegger, Berlin

2009
St John For Augsburg, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2006
Public/Private, Wilkinson Gallery, London
Radical Self / Wurzelkind, Bomann-Museum und Kunstverein Celle
beloved, Experimental Space, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris

2005
TerezĂ­n 2005, Kunstverein und Stiftung Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen
TerezĂ­n 2005, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe

2003
The Kleinfamilie, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2002
Exhibition with Johannes Wohnsiefer, KornelimĂŒnster, Aachen, Germany

2001
Ich merkte, dass was passiert war, denn ich bin ja nicht dumm, Borgmann & Nathusius, Cologne
verorten, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
Art Unlimited, Art 32 Basel

2000
Transmission, Wilkinson Gallery, London

1999
Open Eyed Daydream, Brent Sikkema, New York
Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Köln mit Hartwig Schwarz
Hellwacher Tagtraum, Kunstverein Braunschweig (cat.)

1998
HE IM AT, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe

1997
The Meinersen-Show, KĂŒnstlerhaus Meinersen (cat.)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Schauplatz Stadt, Kunstmuseum Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany

2012
AN_Eignungen, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

2010
Only paper and yet the whole world
, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Art Special, Hansa, Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany

2009
Imperium Konflikt Mythos, 2000 Jahre Varusschlacht, Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold (with Anselm Kiefer)

2008
Aesthetic Complex, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
Re-collecting, Raub- und Restitution, Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst (MAK) , Wien (cat.)
Wessen Geschichte, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
On Interchange, Zwischenspiele einer Sammlung, Museum Kurhaus Kleve und Sammlung Mataré, Germany
Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM, Museum fĂŒr Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (cat.)
Deutschland, Deutschland, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo NL

2007
Um-kehrungen, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (cat.)
Modelle fur Morgen: Köln, curated by Vanessa J. Muller and Nikolaus Schafhausen, European Kunsthalle, Cologne
Reality Bites, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum St Louis, USA; opelville Ruesselsheim (cat.)
Walden- oder das Kind als Medium, Kunsthaus Dresden

2006
Archipeinture, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris; Camden Arts Centre, London
Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenen WĂ€enden, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

2005
Time Lines, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, DĂŒsseldorf
MARTa zeigt StĂŒcke der Sammlung, MARTa Herford (cat.)
post_modellismus, Galerie Krinzinger Projekte, Wien (cat.)
farsite, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexiko; in site 05, San Diego- Tijuana (cat.)
Der Kunst ihre RĂ€ume, Bonner Kunstverein
Press Play, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2004
Interiour View, Artist explore the language of architecture, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort; First Site, Colchester, GB; Fri-Art.
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg, CH; Museum Moderner Kunst, Klagenfurt, Austria (cat.)
Rear View Mirror, Kettle’s yard, Cambridge (cat.)
Contemporary Art from Cologne, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, Spain
doku/fiction - Mouse on Mars - reviewed and remixed, Kunsthalle DĂŒsseldorf (cat.)
mengenbĂŒro, The Changing Room, Stirling

2003
Zeichnungen, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany
A Nova Geometria, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat.)
Ausland, domoBaal contemporary art, London (cat.)

2002
Domestic, Apexart, curated by Jan Hoet, New York,
Drawing On Space, Project Arts Center, Dublin
Drawing Book of Space, fa projects, London
Die Kraft der Negation, Theater der Welt, Schauspielhaus, Koeln
Persönliche PlÀne, Kunsthalle, Basel (cat.)

2001
A Sport And A Pasttime, Greene Naftali, New York
2001 New Settlements, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
Come In, 5 year touring exhibition of Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart;
Museum for Contemporary Art and Art Galerie L-ART Kiew, Ukraine (cat.)
Playing Amongst the Ruins, MA curating course, Royal College of Art, London (cat.)

2000
Turning into a Loop, GiĂł Marconi, Milan
Kabinett der Zeichnung, touring exhibition of Kunstfonds Bonn (cat.)
ZeitWenden Ausblick, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien und KĂŒnstlerhaus Wien (cat.)
Include me out, invited by K.Kartscher and J.Chilver, London
escape_space, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany (cat.)
German Art in Moscow, Central House of Artist, Moscow curated by INIT Kunsthalle, Berlin/Cologne
Hallöchen, Hallöchen, Galerie De Lege Ruimte, Gent, Belgium

1999
ZeitWenden Ausblick, Kunstmuseum Bonn (cat.)
Lokalzeit/Lokal Time, 1.Biennale Niedersachsen, Kunstverein Hannover, Schloss Agathenburg, Stade (cat.)
Invite par Eric Hattan, Silke Schatz et Olivier Dollinger a SKOPIA Art contemporain, Geneve
Private Werte, KĂŒnstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Strasse, Munich
bildung, Grazer Kunstverein, steirischer herbst ‘99

1998
Songs from a Room,, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
Surfacing – Contemporary Drawing, ICA, London
Inglenook ll, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal Illinois, USA
Osygus, Produzentengalerie Hamburg

1997
Junger Westen, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany (cat.)
3.NiedersÀchsische Medientage, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
Eröffnung-Opening-Opnun, with D. Gordon, H. Hallson, P. Kaltenmorgen, Villa Minimo, Hannover
Space-Living-Dimensions. Zollhaus Leer, Germany
Wiedersehen, 79. Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover (cat.)

1996
Schlaglicht-Kunstpreis 1996, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Zeichnen, Jahresausstellung des Deutschen KĂŒnstlerbundes, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuernberg

1995
Schlaglicht, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (cat.)
Fruhlingserwachen, 78. Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover (cat.