Past Exhibitions

Parallel to the launch of the 8th Berlin Biennial, Galerie Thomas Schulte will host the opening of Michael Müller’s current solo exhibition Was nennt sich Kunst, was heißt uns wahrsein? (What is considered art? What does it mean to be true to oneself?), the eleventh part of his exhibition cycle, which started last spring. With this show, Müller further attempts to discover that which we call art and what truth means to us. Little time is left until object, space, and color transform a twelfth time. The cycle ends with a grand finale – or, in other words, with the Kleine Probe für Nietzsches Geburtstagsparty 2313 (Small Rehearsal for Nietzsche’s Birthday Party 2313) this fall.

 

There’s really nothing left to say. All possible approaches have been distributed. All the walls are endlessly occupied, all the surfaces are covered with wallpaper or carpeting, in pink. Pedestals are everywhere, covered with works, objects, and artifacts. Every corner of the exhibition space is layered with sound. An overflow of stimulation.

 

But if there’s nothing left to say, the question remains: what’s it all about? When everything has already been said, it could be said that nothing more actually is said. There’s only noise. Ultimately it’s about giving the open space of possibility a form to structure the noise so that some things then do remain to be said.

 

In the midst of the numerous opinions, assumptions, facts, and objects, is there actually “truthfulness”? Does there still exist, today as well, what we once with such endearing self-confidence called “truth”? What role does art play in this? Whatever calls itself art can only be deduced from itself (that presents “itself”). Whatever it has to say, we must translate. Since it is generally silent, we translate freely.

 

The reading, and the friendship, that always went deepest – to the heart of the matter – was yours.
Come closer. Take your time.
Take off your shoes.
Equal among equals.

 

On the concept of the exhibition the artist designed the gallery’s stands for ARCOmadrid and The Armory Show 2015. Please see here for online catalogue.

Linie, 2014
plaster
112 x 129 x 52 cm | 44 x 50 3/4 x 20 1/2 in
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Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima (Wunde), 2003-2013
acrylic lacquer on linen
70 x 50 x 4 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 2/3 x 1 1/2 in
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Relaunch at the Museumshop, 2014
aluminum stand, bag, flyer
223 x 100 x 40 cm | 87 3/4 x 39 1/3 x 15 3/4 in
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fifty / fifty (how to make a painting), 2013
acrylic lacquer and oil, shell, flower, lace doily, SCHH, can, pedestal
dimensions variable
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Malen und anmalen, 2014
acrylic lacquer and oil, shell, flower, lace doily
60 x 55 x 25 cm | 23 2/3 x 21 2/3 x 9 3/4 in
Inquire
Gleichgewicht, 2014
aluminum, steel, sound, lacquer, furniture blankets, fishing line, fish hook
dimensions variable
Inquire
Zusammen, 2013
ceramic, batik, tea light, steel, pencil on paper
(1x) 146 x 60 x 60 cm
(1x) 31 x 23 cm
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Reproduced Demonstration Banner, 2014
3-part work, digital print on aluminum
dimensions variable
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Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima, 2014
aluminum stand, digital print
86 x 100 x 64 cm | 33 3/4 x 39 1/3 x 25 1/4 in
Inquire
Aufbruch, 2014
glazed ceramic on MDF pedestal
63 x 60 x 40 cm | 24 3/4 x 23 2/3 x 15 3/4 in
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Im Atelier gefundenes Objekt, 2006/2013
Wax and curcuma
13 x 20 x 20 cm | 5 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in
Inquire
Beobachter, 2014
digital print on aluminum
dimensions variable
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Diatrema, 2014
glazed ceramic
43 x 34 x 35 cm | 17 x 13 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
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Privat, 2014
polyester and linen
252 x 180 x 30 cm | 99 1/4 x 70 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
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Ländliche Speisen aus der Grafschaft Yorkshire, 2014
menu on pedestal, canvas, paper, ink
90 x 50 x 81 cm | 35 1/2 x 19 2/3 x 32 in
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Trojanisches Pferd, 2014
adhesive tape, card, soot, lacquer
38 x 26 x 13 cm | 15 x 10 1/4 x 5 in
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Deutscher Rehrücken, 2014
wood, building foam, plaster, gauze bandage, acrylic lacquer and wire, t-shirt, lacquer, shashlik skewer
152 x 125 x 40 cm | 59 3/4 x 49 1/4 x 15 3/4 in
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Gebäck, 2014
clay
7 x 36 x 15 cm | 2 3/4 x 14 1/4 x 6 in
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Gebeine, 2012
clay, Wax, ink
28 x 50 x 45 cm | 11 x 19 2/3 x 17 3/4 in
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Typenkunde, 2014
4-part work, glazed ceramic, plinth and mirror
70 x 180 x 120 cm | 27.56 x 70.87 x 47.24 in
Inquire
Unfreie Form, 2014
acrylic lacquer on pink paper
31 x 22 cm | 12 1/4 x 8 2/3 in
Runde Ecke, 2014
painted MDF
100 x 40 x 40 cm | 39 1/3 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
Inquire
Metaphysik, 2014
wood, oil, acrylic lacquer plaster, isoleted cupper cable, tripods
dimensions variable
Inquire
Gegenstände aus Siam, 2014
glazed ceramic
31 x 40 x 20 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 3/4 in
Inquire
Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst, 2013
acrylic lacquer on plexiglas and canvas, Axolotl, Astyanax mexicanus
Aquarium: 70 x 170 x 35 cm
pedestal: 105 x 172 x 36 cm
painting: 250 x 150 cm
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Heilig, 2014
glazed porcelain
22.5 x 45 x 29 cm | 8 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 11 1/2 in
Inquire
Ausruhen, 2014
glazed porcelain
6 x 14 x 8 cm | 2 1/3 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima, 2014
plaster, nylon stockings
16 x 30 x 30 cm | 6 1/3 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
Inquire
Sattelpunkt, 2014
adhesive tape, card , soot and lacquer
36 x 44 x 37 cm | 14 1/4 x 17 1/3 x 14 1/2 in
Inquire
Untitled, 2014
man trousers, gauze bandage, sponge, acrylic lacquer, plaster, cotton nappies, safety belt, string
19 x 46 x 28 cm | 7 1/2 x 18 x 11 in
Inquire
Bienengarten, 2012
clay, sponge, plexiglas, sticker
23 x 50 x 30 cm | 9 x 19 2/3 x 11 3/4 in
Inquire
Das Leiden Christi, 2014
glazed ceramic
16 x 36 x 22 cm | 6 1/3 x 14 1/4 x 8 2/3 in
Inquire
Vertrauen (NEW BANKS OF TRUST), 2014
granite, bronze, digital print on Forex, sticker
dimensions variable
Inquire
Artemis, 2014
engobe ceramic
dimensions variable
Inquire
Halber Fuß, 2014
plaster and pink carpet
18 x 65 x 36 cm | 7 x 25 2/3 x 14 1/4 in
Inquire
Idolatrie (the artist is present), 2003-2013
sneakers, paper, ink, sock, stone
dimensions variable
Inquire
Ein Versuch von Poesie, 2014
burn hole in carpet, swan, acrylic lacquer, 2 spotlights (red and green)
dimensions variable
Inquire
Sitzen, 2014
porcelain and painted iron
26 x 31 x 31 cm | 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in
Inquire
  • Artist Profile
  • Works in Exhibition
  • Parallel to the launch of the 8th Berlin Biennial, Galerie Thomas Schulte will host the opening of Michael Müller’s current solo exhibition Was nennt sich Kunst, was heißt uns wahrsein? (What is considered art? What does it mean to be true to oneself?), the eleventh part of his exhibition cycle, which started last spring. With this show, Müller further attempts to discover that which we call art and what truth means to us. Little time is left until object, space, and color transform a twelfth time. The cycle ends with a grand finale – or, in other words, with the Kleine Probe für Nietzsches Geburtstagsparty 2313 (Small Rehearsal for Nietzsche’s Birthday Party 2313) this fall.

     

    There’s really nothing left to say. All possible approaches have been distributed. All the walls are endlessly occupied, all the surfaces are covered with wallpaper or carpeting, in pink. Pedestals are everywhere, covered with works, objects, and artifacts. Every corner of the exhibition space is layered with sound. An overflow of stimulation.

     

    But if there’s nothing left to say, the question remains: what’s it all about? When everything has already been said, it could be said that nothing more actually is said. There’s only noise. Ultimately it’s about giving the open space of possibility a form to structure the noise so that some things then do remain to be said.

     

    In the midst of the numerous opinions, assumptions, facts, and objects, is there actually “truthfulness”? Does there still exist, today as well, what we once with such endearing self-confidence called “truth”? What role does art play in this? Whatever calls itself art can only be deduced from itself (that presents “itself”). Whatever it has to say, we must translate. Since it is generally silent, we translate freely.

     

    The reading, and the friendship, that always went deepest – to the heart of the matter – was yours.
    Come closer. Take your time.
    Take off your shoes.
    Equal among equals.

     

    On the concept of the exhibition the artist designed the gallery’s stands for ARCOmadrid and The Armory Show 2015. Please see here for online catalogue.

    Works in Exhibition

    Linie, 2014
    plaster
    112 x 129 x 52 cm | 44 x 50 3/4 x 20 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima (Wunde), 2003-2013
    acrylic lacquer on linen
    70 x 50 x 4 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 2/3 x 1 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Relaunch at the Museumshop, 2014
    aluminum stand, bag, flyer
    223 x 100 x 40 cm | 87 3/4 x 39 1/3 x 15 3/4 in
    Inquire
    fifty / fifty (how to make a painting), 2013
    acrylic lacquer and oil, shell, flower, lace doily, SCHH, can, pedestal
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Malen und anmalen, 2014
    acrylic lacquer and oil, shell, flower, lace doily
    60 x 55 x 25 cm | 23 2/3 x 21 2/3 x 9 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Gleichgewicht, 2014
    aluminum, steel, sound, lacquer, furniture blankets, fishing line, fish hook
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Zusammen, 2013
    ceramic, batik, tea light, steel, pencil on paper
    (1x) 146 x 60 x 60 cm
    (1x) 31 x 23 cm
    Inquire
    Reproduced Demonstration Banner, 2014
    3-part work, digital print on aluminum
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima, 2014
    aluminum stand, digital print
    86 x 100 x 64 cm | 33 3/4 x 39 1/3 x 25 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Aufbruch, 2014
    glazed ceramic on MDF pedestal
    63 x 60 x 40 cm | 24 3/4 x 23 2/3 x 15 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Im Atelier gefundenes Objekt, 2006/2013
    Wax and curcuma
    13 x 20 x 20 cm | 5 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Beobachter, 2014
    digital print on aluminum
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Diatrema, 2014
    glazed ceramic
    43 x 34 x 35 cm | 17 x 13 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Privat, 2014
    polyester and linen
    252 x 180 x 30 cm | 99 1/4 x 70 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Ländliche Speisen aus der Grafschaft Yorkshire, 2014
    menu on pedestal, canvas, paper, ink
    90 x 50 x 81 cm | 35 1/2 x 19 2/3 x 32 in
    Inquire
    Trojanisches Pferd, 2014
    adhesive tape, card, soot, lacquer
    38 x 26 x 13 cm | 15 x 10 1/4 x 5 in
    Inquire
    Deutscher Rehrücken, 2014
    wood, building foam, plaster, gauze bandage, acrylic lacquer and wire, t-shirt, lacquer, shashlik skewer
    152 x 125 x 40 cm | 59 3/4 x 49 1/4 x 15 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Gebäck, 2014
    clay
    7 x 36 x 15 cm | 2 3/4 x 14 1/4 x 6 in
    Inquire
    Gebeine, 2012
    clay, Wax, ink
    28 x 50 x 45 cm | 11 x 19 2/3 x 17 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Typenkunde, 2014
    4-part work, glazed ceramic, plinth and mirror
    70 x 180 x 120 cm | 27.56 x 70.87 x 47.24 in
    Inquire
    Unfreie Form, 2014
    acrylic lacquer on pink paper
    31 x 22 cm | 12 1/4 x 8 2/3 in
    Runde Ecke, 2014
    painted MDF
    100 x 40 x 40 cm | 39 1/3 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Metaphysik, 2014
    wood, oil, acrylic lacquer plaster, isoleted cupper cable, tripods
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Gegenstände aus Siam, 2014
    glazed ceramic
    31 x 40 x 20 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst, 2013
    acrylic lacquer on plexiglas and canvas, Axolotl, Astyanax mexicanus
    Aquarium: 70 x 170 x 35 cm
    pedestal: 105 x 172 x 36 cm
    painting: 250 x 150 cm
    Inquire
    Heilig, 2014
    glazed porcelain
    22.5 x 45 x 29 cm | 8 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 11 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Ausruhen, 2014
    glazed porcelain
    6 x 14 x 8 cm | 2 1/3 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
    Das Hoffen auf die Wiedergeburt des Dr. Martin Luthers als Muslima, 2014
    plaster, nylon stockings
    16 x 30 x 30 cm | 6 1/3 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Sattelpunkt, 2014
    adhesive tape, card , soot and lacquer
    36 x 44 x 37 cm | 14 1/4 x 17 1/3 x 14 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Untitled, 2014
    man trousers, gauze bandage, sponge, acrylic lacquer, plaster, cotton nappies, safety belt, string
    19 x 46 x 28 cm | 7 1/2 x 18 x 11 in
    Inquire
    Bienengarten, 2012
    clay, sponge, plexiglas, sticker
    23 x 50 x 30 cm | 9 x 19 2/3 x 11 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Das Leiden Christi, 2014
    glazed ceramic
    16 x 36 x 22 cm | 6 1/3 x 14 1/4 x 8 2/3 in
    Inquire
    Vertrauen (NEW BANKS OF TRUST), 2014
    granite, bronze, digital print on Forex, sticker
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Artemis, 2014
    engobe ceramic
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Halber Fuß, 2014
    plaster and pink carpet
    18 x 65 x 36 cm | 7 x 25 2/3 x 14 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Idolatrie (the artist is present), 2003-2013
    sneakers, paper, ink, sock, stone
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Ein Versuch von Poesie, 2014
    burn hole in carpet, swan, acrylic lacquer, 2 spotlights (red and green)
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Sitzen, 2014
    porcelain and painted iron
    26 x 31 x 31 cm | 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in
    Inquire

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