Tuesday, 5. March 2019
Thomas Schütte with a large retrospective in Paris
Thomas Schütte can be seen with a large retrospective from 15 March to 16 June in the Museum 11 Conti in Paris.
Under the title "Trois Actes", the exhibition is dedicated to the Düsseldorf based artist who studied with Gerhard Richter at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts until 1981 and is regarded today as one of the most important new inventors of modern sculpture.
The first act revolves around the depiction of the human figure - male and female - which subjects itself to every kind of distortion and transformation on both a monumental and a tiny level. The second act allows the visitor to discover the artist's amazing relationship to death and the variety of means with which Schütte represents him: Death masks, evil spirits, withered flowers, urns.... The third act presents a series of architectural models that are equally monuments to the more grim aspects of our civilization, such as the One Man House, which serves both as a refuge and a prison, or the Terrorist Holiday Home with its modernist accents. Several of his models were built in original size, such as Crystal II in the Salon Dupré, a meditation house that visitors can enter.
Curator: Camille Morineau, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Monnaie de Paris.
Associate curator: Mathilde de Croix, Exhibition.
Monnaie de Paris
11, quai de Conti
Further information: https://www.monnaiedeparis.fr/en/temporary-exhibitions/thomas-schutte