Past Exhibitions

Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from April 29 to June 24, 2017 two solo exhibitions Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten by Michael Müller. The exhibitions constitute the finale of a four year cycle Eighteen Exhibitions, which started in April 2013 and which in the end will consist of overall 33 exhibitions and 4 performances.

 

As part of Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! Müller presents the fashion collection Garten der Freundschaft which is the result of the artist’s collaboration with fashion designer Vladimir Karaleev. The opening of the exhibition was marked by a performance and fashion show Show: Garten der Freundschaft, when the newly designed fashion collection was presented alongside a new product line of cosmetics. On the evening of the 28th of April the collection was successively integrated into the exhibition Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht!.

 

Instead of the traditional, hierarchical separation between time- and functionless art on the one hand, and fashion as the embodiment of Zeitgeist, functionality, and branding on the other, Müller is interested in – through the medium of fashion – challenging the models of the social, conceptual, and market-economic mechanisms that construct the value of art. The result is a hybrid that on different levels addresses the question of one’s own status and that of art: while Haut Couture has to fulfill the expectation of with high-quality, expensive fabrics, the label of art allows a combination of materials from various sources which have different sets of values attributed to them. The garments worn by the artist himself have been integrated as ready-mades and add to the notion of a fetishization of the artist as a person or brand. The promise of physical proximity to the artist (“the artist is present”) increases the commercial and sentimental value, whether by actual presence or by mere material trace of the artist.

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Teenage Love, 2017
Acrylic and ink-jet print on canvas
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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El Niño, 2017
Acrylic and ink-jet print on canvas
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
L´impression de l´artiste, 2017
Soap
170 g
7/100
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L´odeur de l´artiste
2017
Fragrance
10 ml
16/100
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Blaumann, 2017
Hand cream
120 ml
1/100
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Working class heroine, 2017
Undernail cream
35 ml
5/100
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Selbstportrait (Follow me), 2017
Silkscreen on glass and mirror
183 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
Höhenangst, 2017
Polyester resin
dimensions variable
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 450, 2017
Mixed media
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 429, 2017
Mixed media
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 441, 2017
Mixed media
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 439, 2017
Mixed media
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 451, 2017
Mixed media
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Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 444, 2017
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
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  • Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from April 29 to June 24, 2017 two solo exhibitions Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten by Michael Müller. The exhibitions constitute the finale of a four year cycle Eighteen Exhibitions, which started in April 2013 and which in the end will consist of overall 33 exhibitions and 4 performances.

     

    As part of Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! Müller presents the fashion collection Garten der Freundschaft which is the result of the artist’s collaboration with fashion designer Vladimir Karaleev. The opening of the exhibition was marked by a performance and fashion show Show: Garten der Freundschaft, when the newly designed fashion collection was presented alongside a new product line of cosmetics. On the evening of the 28th of April the collection was successively integrated into the exhibition Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht!.

     

    Instead of the traditional, hierarchical separation between time- and functionless art on the one hand, and fashion as the embodiment of Zeitgeist, functionality, and branding on the other, Müller is interested in – through the medium of fashion – challenging the models of the social, conceptual, and market-economic mechanisms that construct the value of art. The result is a hybrid that on different levels addresses the question of one’s own status and that of art: while Haut Couture has to fulfill the expectation of with high-quality, expensive fabrics, the label of art allows a combination of materials from various sources which have different sets of values attributed to them. The garments worn by the artist himself have been integrated as ready-mades and add to the notion of a fetishization of the artist as a person or brand. The promise of physical proximity to the artist (“the artist is present”) increases the commercial and sentimental value, whether by actual presence or by mere material trace of the artist.

    Works in Exhibition

    Teenage Love, 2017
    Acrylic and ink-jet print on canvas
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    El Niño, 2017
    Acrylic and ink-jet print on canvas
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    L´impression de l´artiste, 2017
    Soap
    170 g
    7/100
    Inquire
    L´odeur de l´artiste
    2017
    Fragrance
    10 ml
    16/100
    Inquire
    Blaumann, 2017
    Hand cream
    120 ml
    1/100
    Inquire
    Working class heroine, 2017
    Undernail cream
    35 ml
    5/100
    Inquire
    Selbstportrait (Follow me), 2017
    Silkscreen on glass and mirror
    183 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Höhenangst, 2017
    Polyester resin
    dimensions variable
    Inquire
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 450, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 429, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 441, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 439, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 451, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
    Garten der Freundschaft | MMUE/GTS 444, 2017
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable

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