Raven review: Gregor Schneider – German Angst by Kate Britton

April 3, 2014

Gergor Schneider’s German Angst is a photographic and video-based survey of some of the controversial artist’s most significant work of the last 30 years.”

“Haus u r is an ever-evolving project for Schneider, a complete home he inherited in 1985 and has been modifying with his unique brand of oppressive installation ever since…White Torture is neo-Kafkaesque in its representation of our society via our built environment”

“Some of the most disturbing scenes are in the basement, derelict and lit by a stark bulb, an unexplained hole dug in the floor. Walking through the show, gallerist Dominik Mersch tells me that there are basements like this all over Germany, locked up and untouched since the ‘40s, ignored but not forgotten by people going about their lives in the houses above, much like Germany’s own history.”
“Leaving the gallery, wandering aimlessly, I am not sure if I’ve just witnessed the exorcism of Gregor Schneider’s demons, or all of Germany’s.”

Review in full
https://www.ravencontemporary.com.au/review-gregor-schneider-german-angst/






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