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ROBERT WILSON READS ARTHUR RIMBAUD’S “A SEASON IN HELL”

Robert Wilson, a friend of Robert Mapplethorpe, uses his own voice recording of Rimbaud's enigmatic and mesmerizing text as acoustic backdrop in his presentation of Mapplethorpe's work at the gallery.

In 1986, Robert Mapplethorpe and the playwright and translator Paul Schmidt collaborated on a publication of Arthur Rimbaud’s 1873 poem “A Season in Hell.” Together with Rimbaud’s original text in French and Schmidt’s English translation, the book featured photographs by Mapplethorpe. Wilson, a friend of both Mapplethorpe and Schmidt, uses his own voice recording of Rimbaud’s enigmatic and mesmerizing text as acoustic backdrop in his presentation of Mapplethorpe’s work at the gallery.  

In 1986, Robert Mapplethorpe and the playwright and translator Paul Schmidt collaborated on a publication of Arthur Rimbaud’s 1873 poem “A Season in Hell.” Together with Rimbaud’s original text in French and Schmidt’s English translation, the book featured photographs by Mapplethorpe. Wilson, a friend of both Mapplethorpe and Schmidt, uses his own voice recording of Rimbaud’s enigmatic and mesmerizing text as acoustic backdrop in his presentation of Mapplethorpe’s work at the gallery.  

In 1986, Robert Mapplethorpe and the playwright and translator Paul Schmidt collaborated on a publication of Arthur Rimbaud’s 1873 poem “A Season in Hell.” Together with Rimbaud’s original text in French and Schmidt’s English translation, the book featured photographs by Mapplethorpe. Wilson, a friend of both Mapplethorpe and Schmidt, uses his own voice recording of Rimbaud’s enigmatic and mesmerizing text as acoustic backdrop in his presentation of Mapplethorpe’s work at the gallery.  

ROBERT WILSON READS ARTHUR RIMBAUD’S “A SEASON IN HELL”

Robert Wilson, a friend of Robert Mapplethorpe, uses his own voice recording of Rimbaud's enigmatic and mesmerizing text as acoustic backdrop in his presentation of Mapplethorpe's work at the gallery.

In early March 2020, during the days before the opening, artist, theater director and designer Robert Wilson and Thomas Schulte spoke to journalists from the RBB about Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, which is shown at Galerie Thomas Schulte in two parallel exhibitions, “Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ Portfolios” and “Robert Mapplethorpe: Selected by Robert Wilson.”

The Making Of: XYZ Portfolios & Selected by Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson and Thomas Schulte speak about the upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe exhibitions, March 2020.

In 1978, Robert Mapplethorpe chose 13 of his most controversial photographs from New York’s homosexual S&M scene for the first of a suite of three portfolios named X, Y and Z. At Galerie Thomas Schulte all three portfolios will be on view in their entirety in an exhibition from 14 March to 18 April 2020.

Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ Portfolios

Viewer discretion advised: the content of this video contains sexually explicit images that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Haptic Feedback is a group exhibition dealing with the changing psychological relationship to physical space and our sense of belonging and touch under the influence of digital technologies. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based artist of the gallery, David Hartt. The exhibition brings together works by Walead Beshty, David Hartt, Carolyn Lazard, Maria Loboda, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Jean-Luc Moulène, Michael Müller, Julia Phillips and Wilmer Wilson IV.

HAPTIC FEEDBACK

"Haptic Feedback" is a group exhibition developed in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based artist of the gallery, David Hartt, February 2020.

The film addresses the core issues of the artistic work process. Continuous painting, contemplation and destruction are the core elements in the creative process of the Swiss painter Albrecht Schnider: “Repetition and coincidence are the two magic words. Repetition in order to feel myself. In order to somehow see the light now and then, that’s what chance is for.” Filmmaker Rita Ziegler has successfully captured Schnider’s process in intimate studio shots.

Trailer: ALBRECHT SCHNIDER – BEYOND THE VANISHED

A film by Rita Ziegler, 2019, 77:00 min., OV w/ English subtitles

On the occasion of her exhibition Layers at Galerie Thomas Schulte (26 October 2019 to 11 January 2020), Angela de la Cruz spoke to Louisa Elderton about her choice of a minimalist display mirroring the feeling of experiencing the end of a party when the guests are leaving and the feeling of being at the end of an era not knowing what’s to come next. She also spoke about her choice of color and how she arrived at her unique approach to painting..

Angela de la Cruz: Layers

Angela de la Cruz spoke to Louisa Elderton at her studio about her exhibition at Galerie Thomas Schulte, August 2019.

On the occasion of his exhibition Quartet at Galerie Thomas Schulte (7 September to 19 October 2019), Idris Khan speaks about his use of the color blue, the literary and musical references for his new stamp paintings and large photographs and his new black-and-white series of photographs “White Windows”.

Idris Khan: Quartet

Idris Khan speaks about his exhibition at Galerie Thomas Schulte, September 2019.

Jonathan Lasker, Video about his upcoming show

At the end of the 1970s, New York-based artist Jonathan Lasker developed a language of abstract forms, which today still characterizes his distinctive style. Ahead of his upcoming show “Recent Paintings” (27 April to 29 June 2019) at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Jonathan Lasker discusses the process of his paintings in his New York studio. For this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, Galerie Thomas Schulte will open an exhibition with new paintings.

Jonathan Lasker: Recent Paintings

The artist discusses the process of his paintings in his New York studio, April 2019.

Alice Aycock Video on

On the occasion of Alice Aycock’s exhibition “Early Works” at Galerie Thomas Schulte (29 September to 17 November 2018), this re-edit of her 1977 interview, conducted by Kate Horsfield and filmed by Lyn Blumenthal, provides a special inside into the works on display.

Alice Aycock: Early Works

Video from edit of an interview the artist gave in 1977, November 2018.

Artist Talk, Iris Schomaker, Malerei, Zeichnung, Arbeiten auf Papier, im Gespräch mit Galerist Thomas Schulte

Das Video, das anlässlich der Ausstellung “Imagination of Matter”
(17. November 2017 bis 13. Januar 2018) entstand, zeigt die Künstlerin Iris Schomaker und Thomas Schulte im Gespräch über ihre Arbeiten.

Iris Schomaker: Imagination of Matter

Iris Schomaker im Gespräch mit Thomas Schulte, Januar 2018.

Dieter Appelt Video about setting his drawings to music, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin 2019

In this video, which was produced on the occasion of his exhibition “Sound Fields” at the gallery, the artist Dieter Appelt explains the process of setting his drawings to music. In his metrically-structured ink drawings, fine, flowing lines rhythmically merge into swirls and cloud-like formations, which are arranged, overlaid and accented by colorful dots and cuboids. His drawings allow him to explore the possibilities of dissolving seemingly rigid lines, setting them in motion and transforming them into sound.

Dieter Appelt: SOUND FIELDS

Dieter Appelt talks about the process of setting his drawings to music, March 2019.

Pat Steir Video about the exhibition “Self-Portrait Installation: 1987-2018 and Paintings”28 April to 30 June 2018, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin



Pat Steir’s famous Waterfall paintings, which the artist developed in the late 1980s, have been interpreted as an homage to Pollock reinventing the drip as a means for the paint to paint a picture of itself. Since around 2000, Steir has developed an ever more subtle method using the process of dripping to create a delicate interwoven curtain-like surface texture which has become the basis for many paintings for the years to come. This video produced on the occasion of her exhibition “Self-Portrait: 1987-2018 and Paintings” provides a close-up view on the works presented at the gallery.

Pat Steir: Close-up

“Self-Portrait Installation: 1987-2018 and Paintings” at Galerie Thomas Schulte, May 2018

Stephen Willats Video about the exhibiton

Conceptual artist Stephen Willats in this video speaks about his exhibition “ENDLESS” at the gallery and on his artistic practice investigating urban conditions, communication processes, network formations and structures. Looking at our personal living space and the values attached to it, he examines how we perceive our surroundings, define them and shape them for ourselves.

Stephen Willats: ENDLESS

Stephen Willats speaks about his exhibition "ENDLESS" at the gallery, February 2018.

Installation, Corner Space, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Alexey Vanushkin,

On the occasion of his exhibition “Splay Anthem” (27 January to 10 March 2018) in the Corner Space of Galerie Thomas Schulte, the artist Alexey Vanushkin was in conversation with independent curator Juliane Duft.

Alexey Vanushkin: in conversation

Alexey Vanushkin and independent curator Juliane Duft in conversation, March 2018.

Allan McCollum’s part of the Art21 series begins with his uncle Jon Gnagy’s 1950s television program Learn to Draw. Crediting his uncle’s demonstrations as an early influence, McCollum says “whenever I design a project it’s in my head…that I would be able to show someone else how to do it.”

Allan McCollum in Art21: “Systems”

Allan McCollum presents his work as part of the PBS TV series "Art in the Twenty-First Century," under the title "Systems", October 2009.